The first dinosaur : how science solved the greatest mystery on earth / Ian Lendler ; illustrated by C.M. Butzer.

By: Lendler, Ian [author.]
Contributor(s): Butzer, C. M [illustrator.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2019]Edition: First editionDescription: 220 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781534427006; 1534427007Subject(s): Paleontology -- History -- Juvenile literature | Paleontologists -- Juvenile literature | Discoveries in science -- Juvenile literature | Dinosaurs -- Juvenile literature | Paleontology -- History | Paleontologists | Discoveries in science | DinosaursGenre/Form: Cadastral maps -- New York (State) -- Kings County. | Cadastral maps -- New York (State) -- Kings County. | Instructional and educational works. | Illustrated works.Additional physical formats: Online version:: The first dinosaurDDC classification: 560.9 LOC classification: QE861.5 | .L467 2019
Contents:
The making of a Megalosaurus fossil -- Touching the elephant -- The scalpel and the microscope -- The collectors -- The world makers -- The map of time -- Revolution -- The dragon hunters -- The lost world -- The night of two monsters and the great éclat -- The first dinosaur.
Summary: "Dinosaurs existed. That's a fact we accept today. But not so long ago, the concept that these giant creatures could have roamed Earth millions of years before humans was unfathomable. People thought what we know as dinosaur bones were the bones of giant humans. Of large elephants. Of angels, even. So, how did we get from angel wings to the T-Rex? The First Dinosaur tells the story of the idea of dinosaurs, and the chain of fossil discoveries and advances in science that led to that idea. Be prepared to meet eccentric men and overlooked women who uncovered the pieces to a puzzle so much bigger than themselves, a puzzle far stranger and more spectacular than they could have ever imagined"-- Provided by publisher.
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Ages 10 up.

Grades 7-9.

"Dinosaurs existed. That's a fact we accept today. But not so long ago, the concept that these giant creatures could have roamed Earth millions of years before humans was unfathomable. People thought what we know as dinosaur bones were the bones of giant humans. Of large elephants. Of angels, even. So, how did we get from angel wings to the T-Rex? The First Dinosaur tells the story of the idea of dinosaurs, and the chain of fossil discoveries and advances in science that led to that idea. Be prepared to meet eccentric men and overlooked women who uncovered the pieces to a puzzle so much bigger than themselves, a puzzle far stranger and more spectacular than they could have ever imagined"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-210) and index.

The making of a Megalosaurus fossil -- Touching the elephant -- The scalpel and the microscope -- The collectors -- The world makers -- The map of time -- Revolution -- The dragon hunters -- The lost world -- The night of two monsters and the great éclat -- The first dinosaur.

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