Digging Up Dinosaurs
by Jack Horner
illustrations by Robert Rath
and Phil Wilson
- 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.
AWARDS: Finalist, ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards, Juvenile Nonfiction, 2007. Finalist, Ben Franklin Book Awards, Science and Environment category, 2008.
48 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, index, glossary, 68 softcovers per case, Smythe-sewn
ISBN 10: 1-56037-396-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-56037-396-4
- Includes dinosaur-dig and fossil photos from Jack Horner's personal collection
- High-quality color illustrations
- 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
- for children ages 8 to 12.
- Part of the popular Farcountry Explorer series
Other books in the Farcountry Explorer series:
Bird Feats of Montana, Including Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks
Storm Chasers! On the Trail of Twisters
Going Along the Emigrant Trails
Going Along with Lewis and Clark
Going to Glacier National Park
Going to Yellowstone National Park
Going to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
|Digging Up Dinosaurs||Join Jack Horner on a dino dig!|
|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 three 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.|