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KLIATTScience writer William Nothdurft records the discovery in 1999 of the world's largest creature, a new genus of dinosaur dubbed Paralititan Stromeri. He describes its titanic size and its location in a former tidal area. Its name, Stromeri, memorializes Dr. Ernst Stromer, the German paleontologist whose original discovery of a cache of bones in the Egyptian desert was destroyed in an RAF bombing raid on Munich during WW II. Following in Stromer's footsteps, a team from the University of Pennsylvania blundered onto his original site at Bahariya Oasis in the Sahara. Their unique discovery was recorded by a documentary film company and played on A&E. Nothdurft's text, accompanied by 16 pages of photos and drawings, alternates between Stromer's work in 1911 and that of the contemporary team from the US. This exciting true adventure, with plenty of action as well as geology, paleontology, and history, will appeal to YAs. KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2002, Random House, 239p. illus. notes. bibliog. index., Ages 15 to adult.