The First Dinosaur

Agassiz had a new theory—all of the “flood” evidence that Buckland gathered
over his career (hills and valleys carved by larger forces) was actually the work of
massive glaciers. Agassiz had discovered the Ice Age. At first no one believed
him ...

Author: Ian Lendler

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

ISBN: 9781534427006

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 An Orbis Picture Recommended Title “An outstanding case study in how science is actually done: funny, nuanced, and perceptive.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Join early scientists as they piece together one of humanity’s greatest puzzles—the fossilized bones of the first dinosaur! Dinosaurs existed. That’s a fact we accept today. But not so long ago, the concept that these giant creatures could have roamed Earth millions of years before humans was unfathomable. People thought what we know as dinosaur bones were the bones of giant humans. Of large elephants. Of angels, even. So, how did we get from angel wings to the T-Rex? The First Dinosaur tells the story of the idea of dinosaurs, and the chain of fossil discoveries and advances in science that led to that idea. Be prepared to meet eccentric men and overlooked women who uncovered the pieces to a puzzle so much bigger than themselves, a puzzle far stranger and more spectacular than they could have ever imagined.

New Scientist

In an attempt to revert back to a noble tradition I feel that at least the review of The
Last Dinosaurs should appear in August. The theories of dinosaur extinction are
legion and year after year one of the set theories is taken out, polished up and ...





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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Implications of Theory for Instruction in Problem Solving

One class drew pictures and wrote reports on dinosaurs ; another answered
questions about what they read ; a third class reported writing poems ; and
students in the remaining two classes described several activities -- building the
dinosaur ...

Author: Norman Frederiksen


ISBN: UIUC:30112107976042

Category: Cognition

Page: 85

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The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book

dinosaur extinction 276 , 298 atmospheric changes 281 disease theory 279 Dollo
, Louis 350 Douglass , Earl 339 dromaeosaurids 226 , 227 dromaeosaurs 162 ,
326 Earth age of 12 atmosphere formation 17 atmosphere of 10 composition of ...

Author: Thomas E. Svarney


ISBN: 0760757658

Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 493

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Catastrophic Thinking

tinction of the dinosaurs, which she herself recalled growing up with, Goodman
wrote: There was a charming egocentricity to these theories. My dinosaurs were
evolution's failure and we were its successes. ... Evolution drew a reasonable ...

Author: David Sepkoski

Publisher: Science.Culture

ISBN: 9780226348612

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 360

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Introduction: Why Extinction Matters -- The Meaning of Extinction: Catastrophe, Equilibrium, and Diversity -- Extinction in a Victorian Key -- Catastrophe and Modernity -- Extinction in the Shadow of the Bomb -- The Asteroid and the Dinosaur -- A Sixth Extinction? The Making of a Biodiversity Crisis -- Epilogue: Extinction in the Anthropocene.

Dinosaur in a Haystack

With black and white illustrations. "Here is a new collection of Gould's unexpected connections between evolution and all manner of subjects, literature high among them.

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674061606

Category: Science

Page: 480

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From fads to fungus, baseball to beeswax, Gould always circles back to the great themes of time, change, and history, carrying readers home to the centering theme of evolution.

Boys Life

They've been looking for dinosaur parts ever since the 1820's, when the first
dinosaur was identified. Since then, paleontologists ... caused The Great Dying?
One theory is that a star exploded near earth and killed the dinosaurs with





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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Complete Book of the Dinosaur

Those proposing this theory pointed to certain fossil evidence as proof that the
dinosaurs had been sliding into decay. For example, they said, glandular
malfunctions in the brain resulted in the admittedly wild and unorthodox neck frills
of Late ...

Author: Joseph Wallace

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 0831723629

Category: Science

Page: 191

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A guide to the life, death, and rediscovery of dinosaurs recreates their environment, discusses how they lived and what may have caused their extinction, and provides information on the ongoing search for new dinosaur fossils

Dinosaur Co

But what of the effect of Dr Ouchi's theory on the Dinosaur & Co. thesis ? Does it
really offer to large companies an adequate defence against the forces of
corporate disintegration ? Time will tell , but personally I doubt it . The main
corporate ...

Author: Tom Lloyd


ISBN: PSU:000012801855

Category: Business enterprises

Page: 219

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What Is a Dinosaur

ESSEN anker w home Killer crash A recent theory is that a huge asteroid , or
space rock , hit Earth . Scientists have ... about this theory . People once tlouglit
that manuals thiat fed on dinosaur eggs ate so many tliat the dinosaurs died out .

Author: Niki Walker

Publisher: Science of Living Things (Pape

ISBN: 0865059497

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Identifies what is and is not a dinosaur, discusses the physiology and behavior of various types, including stegosaurs, ankylosaurs, and ceratopsians, and introduces theories about their extinction.

Integument of the Iguanodont Dinosaur Trachodon

Theory of Fossilization . Mr. Sternberg's theory of the fossilization was that the
animal had floated for some time in water and then become entombed , covered
with sand , and fossilized in its present position . The writer suggested ? a
contrary ...

Author: Henry Fairfield Osborn


ISBN: UOM:39015042532468

Category: Reptiles, Fossil

Page: 22

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Death of the Dinosaurs and Other Mass Extinctions

Scientists Dispute Theory on Cretaceous Collision . " Astronomy , v . 10 , April
1982 , p . 78 . Plant extinctions near the Cretaceous - Tertiary boundary are
separated from dinosaur extinctions by 50 , 000 to 100 , 000 years and many of
them are ...


Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038287202

Category: Reference

Page: 91

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Whichever is the case, one thing is certain: dinosaurs became extinct at this time.
Many theories exist to explain how dinosaurs died out. DEATH FROM SPACE?
▻ Earth is continually bombarded by debris from space, from specks of dust to ...

Author: Dougal Dixon

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 075662228X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Provides information about dinosaurs, including when they lived, how they moved, where their fossils have been found, and how scientists have learned about them.

Evolutionary Theory Review

Many dinosaur paleontologists are poor systematists , and others are just way out
in left field , or farther still , beyond the ... where the search for dinosaurs and Paul
Olsen ' s far - fetched theories of asteroid impact and mass extinction at the ...



ISBN: UCLA:L0072543556

Category: Evolution


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Jurassic Park Institute Dinosaur Field Guide

The gradual decline theory states that dinosaurs were already near the end of an
extinction event when the asteroid finished off the remaining dinosaurs. Both
theories have major problems and unanswered questions. The timing of the ...

Author: Thomas R. Holtz

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375812938

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Discusses dinosaur research and what can be learned from it, providing information about the age of the dinosaurs, what plant life was like, different dinosaurs, non-dinosaur animals, and what the Earth looked during their time.

Dinosaur Safari Guide

New discoveries made by the museum staff and the people of Grand Junction
keep the exhibit on the cutting edge of dinosaur technolOgy. Articulated
Skeletons: • Stegosaurus, posed rearing up on her hind legs as modern dinosaur
theory ...

Author: Vincenzo Costa

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: CORNELL:31924073795688

Category: Nature

Page: 259

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Provides information on hours, costs, location, and attractions

Jurassic Park Dinosaur Hunter s Guide

Here are some cfthe leading theories. -?<? ... v;- shorfe period of time; Which
caused the dinosaurs t^^i^%^:;^'-:- $mojcs ... 1V»^ar^D Theory. v '□ _; .. , Some
scientists think that aft asteroid, or smajl pjja>^ | v ; '^ £ crashed 4nto the earth
figut ...

Author: David Koepp

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 0307029581

Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 64

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The Dinosaurs of Wyoming

While admitting that we are supporters of this theory , we will attempt to present
an objective account of the theory and some evidence for it from the rocks near
Sussex , Wyoming . We discuss the implications of the theory for dinosaur ...

Author: Wyoming Geological Association. Annual Field Conference


ISBN: STANFORD:36105018297205

Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 187

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Dinosaur Fantastic

To extend the question back further , it seems to me that every nonreligious
theory of cosmology ultimately requires a creationless creator , a profound failure
of logic . ” “ Very good , Deblick , very good . You have hit the nail square on the
head ...

Author: Mike Resnick

Publisher: D A W Books, Incorporated

ISBN: 0886775663

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

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A collection of fantastic tales starring dinosaurs features the writing of Robert Sheckley, Pat Cadigan, Frank M. Robinson, Judith Tarr, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, Bill Fawcett, and others

The Gilded Dinosaur

In American scientific circles , Darwin ' s theory received a fair reception . Upon
reading Origin of Species , Joseph Leidy immediately sent Darwin a letter of
congratulations and a few of his own articles that tended to support the theory .

Author: Mark Jaffe

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015048537032

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 978


Provides a colorful history of the scientific race that pitted two rival scientists against each other in the 19th century in the race to uncover evidence that dinosaurs roamed the earth.