Kings of creation: how a new breed of scientists is revolutionizing our understanding of dinosaurs
Half of all known dinosaur species have been discovered in only the past two decades, thanks to a young generation of paleontologists who are reinvigorating the field of dinosaur studies. In Dinosaurs Rediscovered, science journalist Don Lessem describes these adventurous scientists and their remarkable finds. Photos and line drawings throughout.
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The rocks, and so the fossils within them, at Wassons Bluff outside Parrsboro,
date to 200 million years ago, the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, when a new
continent and a new world-ruling group of animals emerged. And nearby, also, is
the site ...
The extruded molten rock made thick lava flows that settled into a lava lake more
than three hundred feet thick. The basalt cones at Wassons Bluff formed from
those eruptions. Unlike most dinosaur-bearing rock, which is formed from the
At Wassons Bluff, the group began searching through sediment of the
appropriate age for shocked quartz. To Olsen, it is plausible that a crash
hundreds of miles away altered rock crystals on the shore of Nova Scotia. "To
make a crater the size ...
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A Baedeker to the sprawling, brawling world of dinosaur research. Lessem, a science journalist who has founded the Dinosaur Foundation to promote the study of every kid's favorite beasties, delivers a ... Read full review
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The Truth About Dinosaurs
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