The first dinosaur How science solved the greatest mystery on earth

Ian Lendler

Book - 2019

"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 id...ea. 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"--

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Genres
Instructional and educational works
Illustrated works
Published
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books [2019]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
220 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Audience
Ages 10 up.
Grades 7-9.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-210) and index.
ISBN
9781534427006
9781534427013
Main Author
Ian Lendler (author)
Other Authors
C. M. Butzer (illustrator)
  • The making of a Megalosaurus fossil
  • Touching the elephant
  • The scalpel and the microscope
  • The collectors
  • The world makers
  • The map of time
  • Revolution
  • The dragon hunters
  • The lost world
  • The night of two monsters and the great éclat
  • The first dinosaur.