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Not For Parents How to be a Dinosaur Hunter

Nonfiction Dinosaur Books: Part 2

Check out these nonfiction dinosaur books for a journey back in time! These factual books will satisfy your curious reader, young or old. The best news? You can check out up to 60 books with your Richland Library card! When you've finished this list, just call your closest Richland Library location and the staff will recommend more titles for your fan of dinosaurs!


Amazon Says: Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*To be a dinosaur hunter you have to be ready to journey through space and time. This book will guide you to remote co more...
Amazon Says: Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*To be a dinosaur hunter you have to be ready to journey through space and time. This book will guide you to remote corners of the world and show you where and how to find dinosaur remains, ranging from bones and teeth to eggs and footprints. It will also take you far back into Earth's prehistoric past to find out when, where and how dinosaurs lived - and bring you face to face with some of the biggest, scariest and weirdest creatures that ever roamed our planet. Along the way, you'll pick up tips from some of the most famous dinosaur detectives of the past and present, visit many of the world's fi nest fossil collections and learn how to date your finds, transport them home and bring them back to life - well, almost! Dress for success Identify a dinosaur Survive a mass extinction Find fossil-rich rocks Dig up bones Steer clear of predators Wrap a fossil Rebuild a skeleton Author: Lonely PlanetAbout Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) *#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013 less...
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Amazon Says: The extinction of dinosaurs some sixty-five million years ago is one of the greatest biological catastrophes in the history of our planet. Yet in recent years, paleontologists more...
Amazon Says: The extinction of dinosaurs some sixty-five million years ago is one of the greatest biological catastrophes in the history of our planet. Yet in recent years, paleontologists have turned up increasing evidence that ancestors of one group of dinosaurs still fly among us: birds. Join Cathy Forster, one of the few female paleontologists working today, on an expedition to Madagascar in search of clues to the mystery of bird evolution. less...
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Amazon Says: Describes the efforts of paleontologists to arrange an expedition to search for dinosaur fossils in the inhospitable region of southern South America know as Patagonia. more...
Amazon Says: Describes the efforts of paleontologists to arrange an expedition to search for dinosaur fossils in the inhospitable region of southern South America know as Patagonia. less...
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Dinosaurs and Their Young by Russell Freedman
Amazon Says: Explains the recent discovery of the fossilized remains of duckbill dinosaur eggs and the young which hatched from them, and conjectures that some dinosaurs may have cared for more...
Amazon Says: Explains the recent discovery of the fossilized remains of duckbill dinosaur eggs and the young which hatched from them, and conjectures that some dinosaurs may have cared for their young. less...
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Amazon Says: Have you ever seen a dinosaur in your backyard? Of course not. But where did they go? What did a Parasaurolophus sound like? Why did the Spinosaurus have enormous fi more...
Amazon Says: Have you ever seen a dinosaur in your backyard? Of course not. But where did they go? What did a Parasaurolophus sound like? Why did the Spinosaurus have enormous fins along its back? Do you ever wonder what a Tyrannosaurus rex ate for dinner? Perhaps it feasted on freshly caught Maiasaura. Or maybe it preferred slow-roasted Pterodactyl. Scientists aren't sure what a T. rex's meal was like, but they're fairly certain it didn't involve pizza. There's a lot we don't know about dinosaurs. We may not have all the answers--but laugh your way through this fun-filled book and you'll discover the mysteries! less...
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Prehistoric Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
Amazon Says: What is it like to come face-to-face with the ten-foot-tall terror bird? Or stare into the mouth of the largest meat eater ever to walk the earth? Can you imagine a millipede more...
Amazon Says: What is it like to come face-to-face with the ten-foot-tall terror bird? Or stare into the mouth of the largest meat eater ever to walk the earth? Can you imagine a millipede that is more than six feet long, or a dinosaur smaller than a chicken? In this “actual size” look at the prehistoric world, which includes two dramatic gatefolds, you’ll meet these awe-inspiring creatures, as well as many others. less...
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Amazon Says: TOO TINY TO BE TERRIFYING. The fascinating world of baby dinosaurs—in amazing pictures! What did a dinosaur look like sitting on its eggs? What kind of parent was a Tyrannos more...
Amazon Says: TOO TINY TO BE TERRIFYING. The fascinating world of baby dinosaurs—in amazing pictures! What did a dinosaur look like sitting on its eggs? What kind of parent was a Tyrannosaurus rex? How could an Argentinosaurus, who probably hatched from an egg no bigger than 18 inches long, grow up to weigh more than 17 elephants? It’s a sure bet that kids—always fascinated by dinosaurs—have wondered about these questions.BORN TO BE GIANTS, with its glossary of dinosaurs, easy-to- understand text, and full-color illustrations, shows little readers how baby dinosaurs grew up to be GIANTS. less...
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Amazon Says: Until the mid-1800s, no-one really knew what a dinosaur was - let alone what one looked like. So when Victorian artist Waterhouse Hawkins built the first life-size models he d more...
Amazon Says: Until the mid-1800s, no-one really knew what a dinosaur was - let alone what one looked like. So when Victorian artist Waterhouse Hawkins built the first life-size models he dazzled the world with his awe-inspiring creations. For ages 6+. less...
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Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Amazon Says: The ancient Chinese thought they were magical dragons. Some old-time scientists thought that because they were so big, all they could do was float in water. Boy, were they wro more...
Amazon Says: The ancient Chinese thought they were magical dragons. Some old-time scientists thought that because they were so big, all they could do was float in water. Boy, were they wrong! Even today, once-common notions about dinosaurs are being revised as new discoveries are made. This lively book about the perennially popular subject of dinosaurs offers fascinating insight into how certain theories were formed, and then how those theories were proved or disproved. It demonstrates that scientific thought is as creative as it is logical and invites budding scientists to come up with their own ideas. less...
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Amazon Says: From the first microscope sea creatures to the Tasmanian wolf, this book traces all of extinct life. Each chapter covers the animals themselves, the processes that brought th more...
Amazon Says: From the first microscope sea creatures to the Tasmanian wolf, this book traces all of extinct life. Each chapter covers the animals themselves, the processes that brought them to extinction, and the modern scientific discoveries that reveal their lost words. less...
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Dino-Dinners by Mick Manning
Amazon Says: Dinosaurs had huge appetites. But what did they eat? Some grated plants into mush with their powerful jaws. Others swallowed fish whole. And some prowled the land, hunting oth more...
Amazon Says: Dinosaurs had huge appetites. But what did they eat? Some grated plants into mush with their powerful jaws. Others swallowed fish whole. And some prowled the land, hunting other dinosaurs for dinner-including their own kind! Young dinosaur fans will find out exactly what-or who-was on the prehistoric menu, as well as interesting facts about each dino's life, size and shape, and eating habits. This book was created in association with the Natural History Museum in London, England. less...
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The Littlest Dinosaurs by Bernard Most
Amazon Says: A dinosaur small enough to ride a tricycle? Or fit in your bathtub? Most introduces young readers to the littlest dinosaurs in this charming, fact-filled exploration of everyo more...
Amazon Says: A dinosaur small enough to ride a tricycle? Or fit in your bathtub? Most introduces young readers to the littlest dinosaurs in this charming, fact-filled exploration of everyone's favorite prehistoric creatures. From speedy segisaurus to tiny mussaurus, children will love to learn about the little creatures that roamed the earth 160 million years ago. less...
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Discovering Dinosaur Babies by Miriam Schlein
Amazon Says: Distinguished science writer Miriam Schlein makes the stories of the discoveries of how dinosaurs behaved toward their young. These stories are exciting and informative as chi more...
Amazon Says: Distinguished science writer Miriam Schlein makes the stories of the discoveries of how dinosaurs behaved toward their young. These stories are exciting and informative as children learn scientific facts about dinosaurs lives. Illustrations in full color. less...
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Feathered Dinosaurs by Christopher Sloan
Amazon Says: All the dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, right? Wrong. Exciting new fossil research suggests that though most of the dinosaurs did die out, flying dinosaurs didn more...
Amazon Says: All the dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, right? Wrong. Exciting new fossil research suggests that though most of the dinosaurs did die out, flying dinosaurs didn't. They survived and changed over all those millions of years. Now we call them. less...
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Amazon Says: This book highlights a newly discovered T. rex relative in China with a coat of downy feathers! This one-ton predator is the largest known animal to ever have walked the Earth more...
Amazon Says: This book highlights a newly discovered T. rex relative in China with a coat of downy feathers! This one-ton predator is the largest known animal to ever have walked the Earth. This discovery was made public in April 2012, and is a timely addition that sets this book apart from other dinosaur titles.  We meet 19 kinds of tyrannosaurs--including seven new species discovered in the last two years--that came before T. rex. The names are strange, like Bistahieversor and Zhuchengtyrannus. The creatures were strange, too, and many of the newly discovered ones caught scientists by surprise.  Filled with engaging, lifelike illustrations by Xing Lida, Tracking Tyrannosaurs explains to kids how T. rex, the most famous, ferocious dinosaur of all-time was only one of many tyrannosaurs that lived on Earth for over 100 million years! less...
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Amazon Says: No human being has ever seen a triceratops or velociraptor or even the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. They left behind only their impressive bones. So how can scientists know what more...
Amazon Says: No human being has ever seen a triceratops or velociraptor or even the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. They left behind only their impressive bones. So how can scientists know what color dinosaurs were? Or if their flesh was scaly or feathered? Could that fierce T.rex have been born with spots? In a first for young readers, the Sibert medalist Catherine Thimmesh introduces the incredible talents of the paleoartist, whose work reanimates gone-but-never-forgotten dinosaurs in giant full-color paintings that are as strikingly beautiful as they aim to be scientifically accurate, down to the smallest detail. Follow a paleoartist through the scientific process of ascertaining the appearance of various dinosaurs from millions of years ago to learn how science, art, and imagination combine to bring us face-to-face with the past. less...
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I Am an Ankylosaurus by Karen Wallace
Amazon Says: I am an ankylosaurus. Look through my eyes and see what I see. A mother ankylosaurus lays her eggs and must protect them from fierce predators. She swings her tail powerfully. more...
Amazon Says: I am an ankylosaurus. Look through my eyes and see what I see. A mother ankylosaurus lays her eggs and must protect them from fierce predators. She swings her tail powerfully. Bone smashes bone. Can anything get by this armored beast? Follow an ankylosaurus as she goes about her day and learn what life was like in the prehistoric age. less...
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Amazon Says: Is it possible that dinosaurs were good parents? For many years, scientists didn’t think so. Then an amazing discovery revealed that Maiasaura covered its nest with vegetati more...
Amazon Says: Is it possible that dinosaurs were good parents? For many years, scientists didn’t think so. Then an amazing discovery revealed that Maiasaura covered its nest with vegetation to keep its eggs warm. Another exciting find showed that Oviraptor sat on its nest just as birds do. Based on this and other new evidence, scientists now believe that many—if not most—dinosaurs may have cared for their young. Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld draws from the very latest findings to describe how scientists are continu-ally making new discoveries and drawing new conclusions about what life was like for dinosaurs and their young. The result is an exciting and accessible book, packed with beautiful, informative illustrations and photographs, that brings us closer than ever before to the truth about dinosaur families. Glossary, bibliography, index. less...
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Dinosaurs Big and Small by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Amazon Says: Everybody knows, some dinosaurs were BIG!How big?Seismosourus was longer than four school buses parked end to end. Brachiosaurus weighed as much as sixteen elephants.But not a more...
Amazon Says: Everybody knows, some dinosaurs were BIG!How big?Seismosourus was longer than four school buses parked end to end. Brachiosaurus weighed as much as sixteen elephants.But not all dinosaurs were big. Coelophysis probably didn't weigh any more than you. Compsognathus was so small, you could have carried one in your arms. And all dinosaurs -- even the ones who grew up to be gigantic -- began life as tiny babies.Find out just how big and just how small dinosaurs were. less...
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