Allosaurus: The Life and Death of Big Al (Discovery Kids)

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9780525467731: Allosaurus: The Life and Death of Big Al (Discovery Kids)

Allosaurus! The Life and Death of Big Al is the saga of a male Allosaurus whose remains were recently discovered in Wyoming. Remarkably, his skeleton was found intact, allowing scientists to re-create the events of his life. In a lively mix of science and stunning visual images, Allosaurus follows the Allosaurus's tough life from his early days trying to beat out bigger dinosaurs for food to the fierce battles he fought as a teen. Sidebars throughout the book reveal how paleontologists solved the mysteries revealed by his bones. Allosaurus will be featured on a Discovery Channel(r) special in late spring 2001.

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Grade 3-6-Combine the 1991 discovery of an almost-complete Allosaurus skeleton, the forensic skills of a variety of scientists, what is known about prehistoric reptile behaviors and how they compare with those of modern species, a bunch of fictionalized incidents and emotions, and the capabilities of the modern computer to flesh out fossilized remains, and what do you get? A nifty made-for-TV production (that was recently aired on The Discovery Channel) and its spin-off-this book. Despite its less-than-literary source, this is a readable addition to an ever-popular subject. The extrapolated emotions of Big Al may be a deterrent, as are the fictionalized incidents in his life, but the information boxes show how scientists use forensics and the behaviors of modern species to "read" the fossil record. Of course, the still shots of Big Al and his fellow inhabitants of Jurassic Wyoming are riveting. It's not the best choice for researchers, but this title is an eye-catcher with some nuggets of information.
Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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