Excavate! Dinosaurs: Paper Toy Paleontology by Jonathan TennantExcavate! Dinosaurs: Paper Toy Paleontology by Jonathan Tennant

Excavate! Dinosaurs: Paper Toy Paleontology

byJonathan Tennant

Paperback | October 21, 2014

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Excavate! Dinosaurs is the perfect paper paleontology collection for dinosaur-loving kids ages 7 and up. With fun text and colorful illustrations, Jonathan Tennant explains the anatomy, habits, and diet of 12 iconic dinosaurs from the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic eras. Pages of pop-out pieces can be assembled into stand-up paper models of each dinosaur skeleton, but only if kids can use their new knowledge and imagination to put the pieces together correctly — just like real paleontologists do!

Jonathan Tennant is a science educator and paleontologist working on his PhD in tetrapod biodiversity and extinction at Imperial College in London, England. He co-hosts a podcast series called Palaeocast, tweets as @protohedgehog, and blogs at egu.eu/palaeoblog.
Title:Excavate! Dinosaurs: Paper Toy PaleontologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 11.75 × 8.25 × 0.5 inPublished:October 21, 2014Publisher:Storey Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1612125204

ISBN - 13:9781612125206

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Table of Contents

It's your turn to be a paleontologist!

What were dinosaurs?

What are fossils?

What do paleontologists do?

Rebuilding skeletons

The Triassic Period

The Jurassic Period

The Cretaceous Period

Cretaceous Period Field Guide
  Ankylosaurus magniventris
  Parasaurolophus walkeri
  Triceratops horridus
  Tyrannosaurus rex
  Beipiaosaurus inexpectus

Jurassic Period Field Guide
  Allosaurus fragilis
  Anchiornis huxleyi
  Stegosaurus stenops
  Fruitadens haagarorum
  Giraffatitan brancai

Triassic Period Field Guide
  Plateosaurus engelhardti
  Pisanosaurus mertii

Dinosaur digs
  Constructing your model dinosaurs
  Dig site 1: Cretaceous
  Dig site 2: Jurassic
  Dig site 3: Triassic



Acknowledgments and photo credits