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Dinosaurs walked here, and other stories fossils tell / by Patricia Lauber.

Lauber, Patricia. (Author).

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Homer Public Library J 560 LAU 000065144 Children's Library -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

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  • ISBN: 0027545105 :
  • Physical Description: 56 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 26 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Bradbury Press, c1987.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
Discusses how fossilized remains of plants and animals reveal the characteristics of the prehistoric world.
Subject: Paleontology > Juvenile literature.
Geology > Juvenile literature.
Fossils.

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Dinosaurs Walked Here and Other Stories Fossils Tell
Dinosaurs Walked Here and Other Stories Fossils Tell
by Lauber, Patricia
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Dinosaurs Walked Here and Other Stories Fossils Tell

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Gr. 3-5. Dinosaurs will be the draw here, but Lauber's text is more about the record that fossils leave of Earth's history and the tantalizing, intriguing discoveries that scientists have made based on fossil finds. Lauber begins by explaining what fossils are and how they are formed. She discusses the science of paleontology and shows how scientists use fossils to trace the history of major changes on the face of the earth. On the subject of dinosaurs, Lauber details how scientific assumptions of these creatures have changed in light of information suggested by fossils. She presents many of the new (and still debated) theories surrounding dinosaur behavior, noting where there is disagreement or strong speculation. A final chapter examines how fossils have contributed to theories of continental drift and plate tectonics. Outstanding, unbelievably clear, captioned full-color photographs on nearly every page extend the text. This is an attractive, well-designed, and solidly written introduction that will appeal to browsers and researching students alike. DMW. 560 Fossils / Paleontology / Geology [CIP] 86-8239