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How Dinosaurs Took Flight: The Fossils, the Science, What We Think We Know, And The Mysteries Yet Unsolved
Contributor(s): Sloan, Christopher, Xing, Xu (Foreward By)
ISBN: 0792272986     ISBN-13: 9780792272984
Publisher: Natl Geographic Soc Childrens books
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Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: October 2005
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Annotation: How did dinosaurs get feathers? How did they start flying? What use were feathers to dinosaurs that didn't fly? Chris Sloan's 2000 book "Feathered Dinosaurs" introduced kids to the radical idea that some dinosaurs had feathers and that birds are, in fact, a subset of dinosaurs. In "How Dinosaurs Took Flight," Sloan returns to these ancient feathered creatures to introduce kids to the fascinating new finds-- including a Tyrannosaur with feathers and a dinosaur with not just two but four wings. The author focuses on the tough new questions scientists are asking right now, the evidence they've gathered, the hypotheses that are developing from the evidence, and the unknowns that remain. This book will be the most up-to-date children's book on this topic on the market.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Dinosaurs; Juvenile literature.
Birds, Fossil; Juvenile literature.
Birds; Origin; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Fossils
Dewey: 567.9
LCCN: bl2005023866
Lexile Measure: 1090
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 11.25" H x 9.25" W x 0.25" (1.35 lbs) 64 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 107661
Reading Level: 7.8   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q39149
Reading Level: 8.3   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 5.0
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Contributor Bio(s): Christopher Sloan is Senior Editor for Art at National Geographic magazine, where he guides the work of artists on projects ranging from dinosaurs to the frontiers of space. He is also the magazine's specialist for paleobiology. Sloan is the author of several children's books.