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Paleontology

Alonso, Juan Carlos and Paul, Gregory S.  The Late Jurassic: Notes, Drawings, and Observations from Prehistory Gr. 4–6     113 pp.     Walter Foster Illustrated by Juan Carlos Alonso. Ancient Earth Journal series. Dinosaur species that lived 162–145 million years ago are documented in gorgeous, detailed illustrations set on pages like a naturalist’s journal. After introductions to […]

Prehistoric life

Aronson, Marc  The Griffin and the Dinosaur: How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science Gr. 4–6     48 pp.     National Geographic With Adrienne Mayor. Illustrated by Chris Muller. Mayor is a scholar whose fascination with mythical creatures led her to uncover a scientific basis for the existence of the legendary griffin. Hard […]

The Skull in the Rock e-book review

Danielle J. Ford reviewed Dr. Lee R. Berger and Marc Aronson‘s nonfiction title The Skull in the Rock: How a Scientist, a Boy, and Google Earth Opened a New Window on Human Origins (National Geographic) in the November/December 2012 Horn Book Magazine. The conversational text tells how Berger, a paleontologist, used Google Earth satellite images to […]

Review of The Skull in the Rock

The Skull in the Rock: How a Scientist, a Boy, and Google Earth Opened a New Window on Human Origins by Lee R. Berger and Marc Aronson Intermediate     National Geographic     64 pp. 9/12     978-1-4263-1010-2     $18.95 Library ed. 978-1-4263-1053-9     $27.90 Paleontologist Berger, working in the fossil-rich hills near Johannesburg, South […]