The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book, Second Edition

by Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas E Svarney
Handy Dino 2

This is a good book for the general reader and for public libraries.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

This is one of a series of books written by two scientists, one a science writer, aimed at informing young adults about an important area of science. Simply and accurately written, it presents material in an easy-to-use and readable format. The title promises handy answers and it delivers them.

American Reference Books Annual

Most children share an interest in dinosaurs. Along with that come questions about dinosaurs. Well, here are the answers in a text that will be accessible to advanced readers or parents of younger children. Readers will appreciate the book's thorough index, as well as the topic-specific and audience-specific lists of books it provides. For the true dinosaur aficionados, guidance is given about paleontology as a career path. This is an exceptional resource on an engaging topic.

Children's Literature

Succinct, well-researched answers, photos and a Further Resource section make this exactly what it says, 'a smart reference.'

Dig: The Archaeology Magazine for Kids

Ideal for readers of all ages and examining scientific history and wonders with a set of commonly asked facts and figures.

Midwest Book Review

This collection of questions and answers about dinosaurs lends itself to finding specific information in short sections. It will fascinate and motivate readers. An excellent source of fundamental knowledge about an interesting subject.

National Science Teachers Association

[D]inophiles willing to sift through the text armed with said dictionary will find a lot to satisfy them, including the last chapter, which leads to information on digs, excavation techniques, equipment, fossil preparation, and educational requirements.... Many small photographs and computer-generated images and some reproductions are scattered throughout, as are information boxes expounding on more common questions. A serious, often scholarly examination of a fascinating topic.

School Library Journal

The student who simply cannot find enough information about dinosaurs will be delighted with this book that has an amazing wealth of information about dinosaurs. It is really a comprehensive study of dinosaurs, even if the format is asking simple questions. The colorful illustrations and lively text provide great browsing for students interested in dinosaurs.

Voya Reviews

Excellently-designed. The style is always clear, somewhat condensed, and, fortunately, not oversimplified. A helpful and enjoyable gift to all amateurs and undergraduate students, who are interested in dinosaurs.

Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie

This fun-filled fact-book provides a wealth of information on the lives and habits of these astonishing creatures.

From Tyrannosaurs to Stegosaurs, the guide profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on Earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today.

Delightful and intriguing, this comprehensive record includes the debates still surrounding the origins and fate of these creatures that dominated our planet for millions of years but seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye.

The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book, Second Edition, unearths answers to over 600 commonly asked (and just plain interesting) dinosaur questions such as ?

What is a dinosaur?

Where are extremely large dinosaur bones being found and why?

Did some dinosaurs have self-sharpening teeth?

Where and what is the Dinosaur Freeway?

About Patricia Barnes-Svarney

Patricia Barnes-Svarney Patricia Barnes-Svarney has been a nonfiction science and science fiction writer for more than 15 years. She has a master's degree in geography/geomorphology and has worked professionally as a geomorphologist and oceanographer. She has written or coauthored more than 20 books, including The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference, and has written more than 300 articles for science magazines and journals.

Hometown: Endicott, New York

About Thomas E Svarney

Thomas E Svarney Thomas E. Svarney is a scientist, naturalist, and artist. With Patricia Barnes-Svarney, he is the author of numerous science books, including Skies of Fury, The Handy Geology Answer book, The Handy Ocean Answer Book, and The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book. He has also contributed to several books, including The New York Public Library Desk Reference.

Hometown: Endicott, New York

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