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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    DUE 10-22-18
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  567.9 LAC    DUE 10-23-18
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Edition First TED books hardcover edition.
Description 8 unnumbered pages, 169 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Ted Books
Ted books.
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. Go on a journey--back to when dinosaurs ruled the Earth--to discover how dinosaurs achieved feats unparalleled by any other group of animals. Learn the secrets of how paleontologists find fossils, and explore quirky, but profound questions, such as: Is a penguin a dinosaur? And, how are the tiny arms of T. rex the key to its power and ferocity? In this revealing book, Lacovara offers the latest ideas about the shocking and calamitous death of the dinosaurs and ties their vulnerabilities to our own. Why Dinosaurs Matter is compelling and engaging--a great reminder that our place on this planet is both precarious and potentially fleeting. 'As we move into an uncertain environmental future, it has never been more important to understand the past'"-- Publisher's description
Subject Dinosaurs.
Human beings.
Extinction (Biology)
Added Author Lemanski, Mike, 1986- illustrator.
ISBN 1501120107 (hardcover)
9781501120107 (hardcover)
9781501120114 (e-book)
Standard No. 9781501120107

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