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Title:
Coelophysis
Author:
Gray, Susan Heinrichs.
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Publication Information:
Chanhassen, Minn. : Child's World, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
32 pages; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Checking things out -- What is a coelophysis? -- Who found the first coelophysis? -- What about the coelophysis bone bed? -- More mysteries -- Whatever became of coelophysis?
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.1 0.5 75853.
ISBN:
9781592961856
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Why were hundreds of Coelophysis fossils found together at a site in New Mexico? Did Coelophysis live in a herd? Was there more than one kind of Coelophysis? And why did Coelophysis die out? Explore the many mysteries that still surround this early dinosaur, hundreds of millions of years after it disappeared.


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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Susan H. Gray's Maiasaura0 . Gr. 3-6. These titles in the Exploring Dinosaurs series begin with action-packed scenes that imagine the creatures roaming their ancient forests. Later chapters present facts and speculations about the dinosaurs' physical characteristics, habits, and finally, their extinction. Vocabulary words appear throughout the text, although not all challenging terms, such as theropod,0 are defined in the appended glossary. But veteran science author Gray writes in accessible, instructive language that shows, with graceful simplicity, the common sense behind many scientific theories: "An animal with an enormous body to feed probably spends most of its time eating," she writes in Maiasaura.0 An attractive mix of artists' renderings of dinosaurs in their natural habitat mix with color photos of fossils and scientists in the field, and descriptions of the first discoveries of each species' fossils will introduce children not only to each dinosaur's history but also to the field of paleontology. A geologic time line rounds out these attractive titles that children will want for both research and browsing. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2004 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-Each of these books opens with a dramatic scene to introduce the behavior and habitat of a dinosaur species. Subsequent chapters describe physical characteristics, diet, and other key data. Short, lucid sentences and double-spaced text keep the information easy to follow. Gray relates how scientists discovered and subsequently studied each species over time, conveying the importance of that work to our knowledge of dinosaur history and behavior. She also notes how theories and ideas can change with new discoveries. Special sections, set off with different backgrounds and smaller print, present slightly more complex information about topics such as fossil formation and dinosaur coloring, or about more specific events, such as the inaccurate naming of Oviraptor. These asides help keep the presentation lively and relate effectively to the main topics. Illustrations include various drawings of dinosaurs and photos of fossils and of paleontologists in the field. With the exception of Coelophysis, other recent titles on these species are available, but these volumes are well organized and offer the right amount of detail for their intended audience.-Steven Engelfried, Beaverton City Library, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Why were hundreds of Coelophysis fossils found together at a site in New Mexico? Did Coelophysis live in a herd? Was there more than one kind of Coelophysis? And why did Coelophysis die out? Explore the many mysteries that still surround this early d Excerpted from Coelophysis by Susan Heinrichs Gray, Susan H. Gray All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.