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WINNER OF A B.R.A.G. MEDALLION 2018 TOP SHELF AWARD FINALIST IN CHILDREN'S NONFICTION2018 READERS FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS GRADE 4-6. Ever wonder about life in the Ice Age? Little Miss HISTORY travels back in time to LA BREA TAR PITS & MUSEUM in her eighth adventure of the award-winning "Little Miss HISTORY Travels to" children's book series. Springs of liquid petroleum and a great lake of pitch, filled with exploding bubbles, once dotted the landscape of modern Los Angeles. At La Brea scientists discovered fossils of plants and animals like mammoths, sloths, and saber-tooth tigers that lived thousands of years ago. The George C. Page Museum contains a glass-enclosed laboratory nicknamed the "Fish Bowl" where visitors can see scientists at work cleaning and categorizing current fossil discoveries. Visitors will discover wonders as they meander through the Pleistocene gardens, view an Ice Age film, and gaze down into the pits - but Be careful! Watch out for those tar seeps.WHAT YOU WILL LEARN...What does La Brea mean?Where is it located?What are tar pits made of?How old are they?What are fossils?What is the Observation Pit?What is Pit 91?The differences between carnivores and herbivores What's in the Fish Bowl?Scientists who worked at La BreaWho is George Allen Hancock?Who is George C. Page?What exhibits are in the museumWhat is a paleontologist?What is a geologist? What is the Paleolithic Age?What kind of animals got trapped in the tar and how?Got a minute? Click on the Buy Now button and begin your adventure back to The Ice Age.
About the Author
Barbara Ann Mojica is a retired educator who has spent forty years teaching in the fields of elementary and special education as well as being a principal and special education administrator. Currently she writes biweekly historical pieces under the banner "Passages" for The Columbia Insider, a Columbia County, NY news magazine, while writing children's books for her award-winning series Little Miss HISTORY Travels to.