Bizarre Dinosaurs: Some Very Strange Creatures and Why We Think They Got That Way (Hardback)
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Bizarre Dinosaurs: Some Very Strange Creatures and Why We Think They Got That Way (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 28/10/2008
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With state-of-the-art, digitally modeled images, fantastic photos of fossils, and up-to-date scientific interpretations, "Bizarre Dinosaurs" introduces dino-lovers to a group of very strange creatures indeed. The cast of characters includes "Masiakasaurus, " a fierce some beast whose mouth bristled with serrated, slightly hooked, forward-poking teeth; "Deinocheirus" with his ungainly long arms and huge triple claws; "Epedendrosaurus" with a tiny body and pinky fingers as long as his arms; and flat-faced "Dracorex hogwartsia, " the "dragon king of Hogwarts," named after Harry Potter s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Paleontologist Josh Smith uses clear and informed text to tell kids what we know and what we are still guessing about this collection of odd-looking monsters, including how scientists think they used their individual bizarre characteristics. In his introduction, life-long dinosaur enthusiast John Updike gives young readers a new perspective on the sheer weirdness of dinosaurs by turning our relationship with them on its head: "How weird might a human body look to dinosaurs?" he asks. "That thin and featherless skin, that dish-flat face, that limp upright stance, those feeble, clawless five digits at the end of each limb, that ghastly utter lack of a tailugh. Whatever did this creature do to earn his place in the sun, a well-armored, nicely specialized dino might ask."

Publisher: National Geographic Kids
ISBN: 9781426303302
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 220 x 215 x 9 mm

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