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Author Lacovara, Kenneth, author.

Title Why dinosaurs matter / Kenneth Lacovara ; illustrations by Mike Lemanski.

Publication Info. New York : TED Books, Simon & Schuster, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  567.9 LAC    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First TED Books hardcover edition.
Description 169 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-169).
Contents In defense of dinosaurs -- Is a penguin a dinosaur? -- Walking Museum of Natural History -- Fossils underfoot -- Deep time -- Thunderclaps -- Making sense of monsters -- The King -- Champions -- Dreadnoughtus -- Dinosaur apocalypse -- Why dinosaurs matter.
Summary "What can long-dead dinosaurs teach us about our future? Plenty, according to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, who has discovered some of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth. By tapping into the ubiquitous wonder that dinosaurs inspire, Lacovara weaves together the stories of our geological awakening, of humanity's epic struggle to understand the nature of deep time, the meaning of fossils, and our own place on the vast and bountiful tree of life."--
Subject Dinosaurs.
Human beings.
Extinction (Biology).
Added Author Lemanski, Mike, 1986- illustrator.
ISBN 1501120107 (hardcover)
9781501120107 (hardcover)

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