Why Did the Dinosaurs Disappear?: The Great Dinosaur Mystery

Why Did the Dinosaurs Disappear?: The Great Dinosaur Mystery

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by Melvin Berger, Susan Harrison, Gilda Berger, Susan Harrison
     
 

Discusses dinosaurs and different theories regarding their extinction, including climate changes, starvation, cosmic rays, and an asteroid collision with the earth. See more details below

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Discusses dinosaurs and different theories regarding their extinction, including climate changes, starvation, cosmic rays, and an asteroid collision with the earth.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2The Bergers use an easy-reader format to present the alternative viewpoints of what caused the demise of dinosaurs. Simple declarative sentences are used to explore some possibilities: a temperature drop, a star explosion spawning killer cosmic rays, or an asteroid impact. The authors side with the many scientists who favor the asteroid theory. The beginning of the book is padded with irrelevant descriptions of various dinosaurs, and the conclusion that there are still plenty of mysteries left unsolved centers, again, on the dinosaurs themselves (what color was their skin? What noises did they make?) rather than on their disappearance. Unremarkable watercolor illustrations appear throughout. The big mystery that goes completely unmentioned is how the asteroid managed to kill off the dinos, but not everything else.Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571020338
Publisher:
Hambleton-Hill Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
Discovery Readers Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.89(w) x 8.83(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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