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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By law, the construction workers had to cease work and report their discovery, for,
unlike in the United States, fossils in China are privileged property. "Chinese
policy is you have to protect fossils," says Xiao. "Chinese know dinosaur bones ...
The chances of stumbling on dinosaur fossils are few indeed in northern Alaska.
There simply aren't many places likely to show fossils in the flat and thickly
carpeted tundra. Where fossil-bearing formations are exposed is along the high
DNA holds the genetic code, but it is locked in soft-tissue cells, seldom preserved
in recognizable fossils. (Crichton solved the problem by having his fictitious
scientist locate DNA from tissues preserved in fossil amber, a possibility explored
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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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Dinosaur paleontology has been a sensationalist science since the beginning; from the Crystal Palace dinner inside a model Iguanodon, to the Cope and March dinosaur wars, to Roy C. Andrews's dinosaur ... Read full review
The Truth About Dinosaurs
Glossary of Essential Terms
Approaching the Dinosaur Frontier
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