Anthony Fiorillo has been exploring the Arctic since 1998. For him, like many others, the Arctic holds the romance of uncharted territory, extreme conditions, and the inevitable epic challenges that arise. For Fiorillo, however, the Arctic also holds the secrets of the history of life on Earth, and its fossils bring him back field season after field season in pursuit of improving human understanding of ancient history. His studies of the rocks and fossils of the Arctic shed light on a world that once was, and provide insight into what might be.
THE TIMES SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR A Sunday Times Bestseller 'Thrilling . . . the best book on the subject written for the general reader since the 1980s.' The Sunday Times 66 million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. Today, Dr. Steve Brusatte, one of the leading scientists of a new generation of dinosaur hunters, armed with cutting edge technology, is piecing together the complete story of how the dinosaurs ruled the earth for 150 million years. The world of the dinosaurs has fascinated on book and screen for decades – from early science fiction classics like The Lost World, to Godzilla terrorizing the streets of Tokyo, and the monsters of Jurassic Park. But what if we got it wrong? In The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, top dinosaur expert Brusatte, tells the real story of how dinosaurs rose to dominate the planet. Using the fossil clues that have been gathered using state of the art technology, Brusatte follows these magnificent creatures from their beginnings in the Early Triassic period, through the Jurassic period to their final days in the Cretaceous and the legacy that they left behind. Along the way, Brusatte introduces us to modern day dinosaur hunters and gives an insight into what it’s like to be a paleontologist. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is full of thrilling accounts of some of his personal discoveries, including primitive human-sized tyrannosaurs, monstrous carnivores even larger than T. rex, and feathered raptor dinosaurs preserved in lava from China. At a time when Homo sapiens has existed for less than 200,000 years and we are already talking about planetary extinction, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs is a timely reminder of what humans can learn from the magnificent creatures who ruled the earth before us.
Explains the evolutionary relationship of dinosaurs, answers fifty specific questions about them, profiles forty-one specimens, and describes six expeditions of the American Museum of Natural History.
There was once a man who wanted to be more than he was. Even though the man had a heartbroken soul, he hoped that one day he would again have a chance to prove himself. In time, the man got his chance when alien invaders attacked his homeland, Earth. In response, he went on an epic journey through space and his own mind and eventually discovered the secret to the origins of mankind. With his newfound knowledge and powers, the man learned that the meaning of life is to be as selfless as possible. In his quest to save the world, he was forced to overcome great hardships. Eventually, this man of the future became a true hero. Adversity did not build his character, it revealed it. This is his story.
Have dinosaurs always lived with man? The Bible clearly shows the answer is yes! God created these great creatures and gave man dominion over them. Esau domesticated them. Nehemiah rode them. Ancient armies appear to have fought from them or along side them. People used them for labor and even ate them! Behemoth, Tanniyn, Yownah, Chamowr—the pages of the Bible in its original languages finally reveals the truth about dinosaurs and man in some incredibly wonderful ways! The lying doctrines of evolution claiming “billions of years” and “man never saw a dinosaur” are shown to be what they are—lies designed to deceive men into believing the Bible is not true. Men today see the bones of these creatures in museums and wonder, “If the Bible is true, why are there no dinosaurs found in its pages?”. After many centuries of the Bible existing in English, God gets the glory for His second-most magnificent creation next to man: the great dinosaurs!
Donald R. Prothero's science books combine leading research with first-person narratives of discovery, injecting warmth and familiarity into a profession that has much to offer nonspecialists. Bringing his trademark style and wit to an increasingly relevant subject of concern, Prothero links the climate changes that have occurred over the past 200 million years to their effects on plants and animals. In particular, he contrasts the extinctions that ended the Cretaceous period, which wiped out the dinosaurs, with those of the later Eocene and Oligocene epochs. Prothero begins with the "greenhouse of the dinosaurs," the global-warming episode that dominated the Age of Dinosaurs and the early Age of Mammals. He describes the remarkable creatures that once populated the earth and draws on his experiences collecting fossils in the Big Badlands of South Dakota to sketch their world. Prothero then discusses the growth of the first Antarctic glaciers, which marked the Eocene-Oligocene transition, and shares his own anecdotes of excavations and controversies among colleagues that have shaped our understanding of the contemporary and prehistoric world. The volume concludes with observations about Nisqually Glacier and other locations that show how global warming is happening much quicker than previously predicted, irrevocably changing the balance of the earth's thermostat. Engaging scientists and general readers alike, Greenhouse of the Dinosaurs connects events across thousands of millennia to make clear the human threat to natural climate change.
A Guided Skills-Based Journey is a series of books aimed at developing key reading and study skills. This brilliant new series provides teachers with a wide variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction, which will allow children to access, interpret and understand what they are reading. It increases the child's knowledge and understanding of why certain words are chosen by an author. It gives the reader the chance to speculate on the tone and purpose of the texts, as well as consider both the texts' themes and audience.
When his sister, Wendy, wins a trip to Dinosaur World, Pete convinces her to take him along as her guest so that he can see the living dinosaurs first hand.
Featuring more than 600 questions about dinosaurs—such as What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds? Did dinosaurs travel in herds? and Where and what is the Dinosaur Freeway?—this fun-filled fact-book provides a wealth of information on the lives and habits of these astonishing creatures. From the Tyrannosaurus rex to the Stegosaurus, the guide profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today. Delightful and intriguing, this comprehensive record includes the debates still surrounding the origins and fate of these creatures that dominated the earth for millions of years but seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye.
Explore prehistoric forests, swamps and woodland in First Explorers: Dinosaur World. Meet Velociraptors, Triceratops and the fierce Tyrannosauris tex, as well as lots of other amazing creatures who lived in the ancient world.Each scene has chunky push, pull and slide mechanisms, animals to spot and fun facts about dinosaurs. Beautifully illustrated by Chorkung, this title has gentle learning and is a magical introduction to dinosaurs.Also available: Night Animals, Sea Creatures, In the Jungle
Explains how we learned about dinosaurs, describes a variety of dinosaur species, and speculates on their extinction
Children, adults, and scientists alike are fascinated by dinosaurs. However, nearly all discussions of dinosaurs in museums and textbooks assume a distant evolutionary beginning to the earth. How can Christians reconcile apparent scientific consensus with the biblical creation story? Donald DeYoung demonstrates that evolution is not the only explanation for the existence and death of dinosaurs. He uses a question-and-answer format, supplemented by tables and figures, to offer the creationist explanation. The fifty questions include: - What was the diet of dinosaurs? - What happened to dinosaurs in the creation view? - Did dinosaurs evolve into birds? Appropriate for more advanced students, this book is a useful reference for home school and Sunday school teachers, parents, and anyone interested in dinosaurs.
Identifies what a fossil record can tell us about the evolution and extinction of dinosaurs, their relationship to the rest of the organic world, and the role of humans in the history of life. 40,000 first printing. $60,000 ad/promo.
Unfold the fascinating world of dinosaurs on a six-foot-long timeline.
A look at the unique fossils of prehistoric Australian creatures. The story follows the journey of a museum exhibit, on loan from Australia, as it is is shipped, assembled, and displayed in a Los Angeles museum.
THE DINOSAUR EXPLORERS find themselves surrounded by some of the first dinosaurs to walk the Earth in the Triassic period-and the dinosaurs think the Explorers look delicious! Join the gang-Rain,Sean,Emily,Stone,and Lil S the robot-as they venture through the Triassic in one of Dr. Da Vinci's newest inventions, the Divvy, a sweet new ride! But everything goes from dino-mite to near-extinct as Emily quits the group, putting herself in grave danger! After she runs off, all they can find is her shoe-somewhat chewed-up! Rain, Stone, and Sean must search the prehistoric flora and fauna for their lost friend...Will the whole crew be able to get out of the Triassic alive?