BAROSAURUS by William Lindsay


Age Range: 5 - 9
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 For dinosaur-enthusiasts, 100+ color photos and drawings in an oversized look at an enormous plant-eating relative of Apatosaurus. Ninety feet long, with a neck that stretched 30 feet (page 8) or maybe 18 (page 26), this sauropod browsed the treetops of the western US some 150 million years ago. Lindsay discusses how fossils are formed, gives photos of early fossil hunters and excavations, and shows how a Barosaurus was reconstructed for N.Y.C.'s Museum of Natural History. Tyrannosaurus, a companion volume, repeats much of the same information while focusing on the giant meat-eater. Eye-appealing from cover to dinosaur-decorated endpapers. Fact section; list of sauropod displays in US museums; world map of diplodocid fossil finds; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 5-9)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1993
ISBN: 1-56458-123-3
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: DK Publishing
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1993


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