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My Beloved Brontosaurus

On the Road With Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs
Switek, Brian (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
My Beloved Brontosaurus
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A regular columnist for Smithsonian and Wired questions our long-held beliefs about dinosaurs and presents the latest scientific findings on what colors they really were, how they got so big and how they actually may have died out. "Paleontology meets pop culture in a young author's journey into the lives of dinosaurs"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Switek, Brian
Title: My beloved Brontosaurus
on the road with old bones, new science, and our favorite dinosaurs
Publisher: New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 256 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Brian Switek
Notes: Jacket interior unfolds to form a col. poster
Contents: Prologue: My dinosaur life
Dragons of the prime
The secret of dinosaur success
Big Bang theory
The dinosaurs, they are a-changin'
Jurassic thunder
Dinosaur society
Dinosaur feathers
Hadrosaur harmonics and Tyrannosaur tastes
In the bones
Dinosaurs undone
Epilogue: My beloved "brontosaurus"
Summary: A regular columnist for Smithsonian and Wired questions our long-held beliefs about dinosaurs and presents the latest scientific findings on what colors they really were, how they got so big and how they actually may have died out.
"Paleontology meets pop culture in a young author's journey into the lives of dinosaurs"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 0374135061
9780374135065
Branch Call Number: 567.9138 S9794m 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-237) and index
Subject Headings: Paleontology Mesozoic Dinosaurs Popular culture Paleontology Miscellanea Apatosaurus Miscellanea
Topical Term: Paleontology
Dinosaurs
Popular culture
Paleontology
Apatosaurus
LCCN: 2012034530
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A regular columnist for Smithsonian and Wired questions our long-held beliefs about dinosaurs and presents the latest scientific findings on what colors they really were, how they got so big and how they actually may have died out.


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Jan 19, 2014
  • Quimeras rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Just like the author, dinosaurs captured my imagination long time ago. I find it fascinating that there is so much that is not known and yet to discover about these wonderful creatures. I found the book informative and enjoyed the author’s enthusiasm.

Sep 07, 2013
  • GummiGirl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An easy way to catch up on the latest findings in dinosaur science, although it gets a bit repetitive.

Every once in a while I like to read light nonfiction that deals with a subject that I don't know a lot about, so when I heard about this book, I thought it would be perfect as I don't really know a lot of actual dinosaur facts. However, while it strives to be light and entertaining, it really was just very boring. I didn't rate this one just because I didn't finish it. I did learn a lot about the origins of the Brontosaurus vs Apatosaurus, so that's something. If you already have a love of dinosaurs, this might be for you.

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