Bizarre Dinosaurs: Some Very Strange Creatures and Why We Think They Got That Way (Dinosaurs)


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    The cast of characters includes Masiakasaurus, a fierce some beats whose mouth bristled with serrated, slightly hooked, forward-poking teeth; Deinocheirus with his ungainly long arms and huge triple claws; Epedendrosaurus with a tiny body and pinkie fingers as long as his arms; and flat-faced Dracorex hogwartsia, the dragon king of Hogawarts, named after Harry Potter’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Palaeontologist Josh Smith uses clear and informed text to tell kids what we know and what we are still guessing about this collection of odd-looking monsters, including how scientists think they used their individual bizarre characteristics. In his introduction, life-long dinosaur enthusiast John Updike gives young readers a new perspective on the sheer weirdness of dinosaurs by turning our relationship with hem on its head: That thin and featherless skin, that dish-flat face, that limp upright stance, those fleeable clawless five digits at the end of each limb, that ghastly utter lack of tailugh.

    ISBN 9781426303302
    Pub date 28/10/2008
    Availability In stock
    Binding Hardback
    Format 230x225mm