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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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"Paleontology meets pop culture in a young author's journey into the lives of dinosaurs"-- Provided by publisher. 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.
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: ["Paleontology meets pop culture in a young author's journey into the lives of dinosaurs"-- Provided by publisher., 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.]
ISBN: 9780374135065
0374135061
Branch Call Number: 567.9138 S9794m 2013
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Report This 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.

Report This 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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