Digging Up Dinosaurs
by Jack Horner
illustrations by Robert Rath
and Phil Wilson
published by Farcountry Press
- More than just a book about dinosaurs, Digging Up Dinosaurs teaches kids ages 8 to 12 about paleontology through the remarkable story of the recent discovery of a Tyrannosaurus rex bone with flexible blood vessels, found in Montana.
Horner takes kids along on the dig, explaining step by step how fossils are formed, the best places to find them, what it takes to get them out of the ground, and what the fossils tell us about the dinosaurs that ruled Montana, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
48 pages, 8 1/2'' x 11'', 42 color photos, 105 illustrations, 4 map(s), index, glossary, 68 softcovers per case, Smythe-sewn
ISBN 10: 1560373962
ISBN 13: 9781560373964
- Fully Illustrated!
- Includes dinosaur-dig and fossil photos from Jack Horner's personal collection
- Details how paleontologists find and unearth dinosaur skeletons
- Profiles dinosaurs that once roamed Montana, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota
- Shows some of the most important discoveries made by the Jack Horner crew
- Details the story of the recent, world-famous discovery of a T. rex fossil bone with flexible blood vessels
|Digging Up Dinosaurs|
|Jack Horner was born in Shelby, Montana, and discovered his first dinosaur fossil at age 8. He has been involved with some of the most important recent dinosaur discoveries, including a Maiasaura nest at Montana's Egg Mountain and Tyrannosaurus rex fossils that contain flexible blood vessels. Horner was the technical advisor for all the Jurassic Park movies, and the character of Alan Grant was based on him. He is the Curator of Paleontology at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, teaches at Montana State University, and was named the Montana state paleontologist.|
- Finalist, ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards, Juvenile Nonfiction, 2007
- Finalist, Ben Franklin Book Awards, Science and Environment, 2008