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The great hunters : meat-eating dinosaurs and their world
Farlow, James Orville.
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New York : F. Watts, [1995]

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64 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm.
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QE862.D5 F37 1995 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Meat-eating dinosaurs, the theropods-the great hunters of the prehistoric world-are the subject of an intriguing, clear, and thorough investigation through text, photographs, and illustrations. This study begins with the first evidence of the theropods' existence, and shows how scientists have built detailed (but not yet complete) pictures of the many kinds of meat-eaters, how they evolved, and what they may have been like as living animals.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8‘Meat-eating dinosaurs and pterosaurs (the creatures that filled the skies over dinosaurs' heads) may be of particular interest to students honing in on prehistoric life for school reports. Despite the dry style of the texts, each book contains much information on its respective subject. Both go into detail about the body structures of the creatures covered. The development of Pterosaurs' wings is compared to that of bats and birds, and the evolution of their bodies for flight enhancement is also described. In Hunters, readers learn how the facial muscles, skeleton, and eyes of a carnivore all enhance its ability to catch its next meal. The illustrations help explicate the text, but aren't particularly notable. Similar information can be found in Helen Sattler's Pterosaurs (Lothrop, 1985; o.p.), Peter Wellnhofer's The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Pterosaurs (Random, 1991), or general dinosaur compilations, but students may also find these two specialized volumes helpful.‘Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.