Pursuing the Bird-mimic Dinosaur

Book - 2001
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The Ornithomimus was one of a line of small and toothless dinosaurs that resembled ostriches in size and body shape-ostriches with long stiff tails and long thin arms. Today they are known as bird-mimic dinosaurs because they gave up teeth and heavy bones for speed and share many features with modern birds. The second title in Raincoast's Discoveries in Palaeontology series, this book explores the life of one such dinosaur with an intriguing variety of text and illustrations. In a compelling narrative illustrated with rich oil paintings and based on current scientific theory, it reconstructs a plausible life story for the dinosaur whose bones were found in Alberta. In a fascinating parallel text, the book details the real-life process by which the team from the Royal Tyrrell Museum excavated and preserved the fossil, now on display in the museum. Through the lens of one exceptional specimen, this detailed study will inform and entertain both children and adults interested in dinosaur life.
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, 2001
ISBN: 9781551923482
Branch Call Number: JNF 567.912 KEI
Characteristics: 56 p. : col. ill


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