Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This book provides an in-depth and clear explanation of how scientists go through the steps of bringing dinosaur bones to life. Read about how they collect information and make observations, formulate educated guesses, create hypotheses, and develop theories. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Book by Farlow, James Orville
From School Library Journal: Gr 5-8-This nicely organized book describes how paleontologists draw conclusions from the dinosaur fossils they study. Separate chapters examine physical appearance, diet, fighting, and reproduction. Using examples of actual fossils, the author shows how scientists use information about modern animals, as well as other dinosaurs, to learn more about particular species. He clearly notes the differences between educated guesses, speculation, or knowledge that we are "pretty sure" about. The book also discusses the challenges and strategies involved in deducing fact from limited evidence. Many sample hypotheses are stated, along with comments on how difficult it can be to test them fully. Farlow shows how some ideas once widely believed are now generally doubted, using the example of Oviraptor's inaccurate reputation as an "egg thief." Color photographs and illustrations give some visual support to the information but unfortunately they often appear on a page following the related text and there are no direct references made to them. The author's measured, objective tone is not tremendously engaging, but effectively presents the facts in a way that interested readers can follow. Sandra Markle's excellent Outside and Inside Dinosaurs (Atheneum, 2000) covers similar ground in a more visually appealing presentation, but Farlow's title makes a fine complement, offering more depth about the scientific process and well-chosen examples.
Steven Engelfried, Beaverton City Library,
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Buchbeschreibung Children's Press(CT). Library Binding. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2714968933
Buchbeschreibung Children's Press(CT), 2001. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. James E. Whitcraft (illustrator). little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2785123637
Buchbeschreibung Children's Press(CT). LIBRARY BINDING. Buchzustand: Good. 0531114031 Ex-library book with usual markings. Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0531114031Z3
Buchbeschreibung Children's Press(CT), 2001. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0531114031
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