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Giants of the Lost world : dinosaurs and other extinct monsters of South America / by Donald R. Prothero.

Prothero, Donald R., author. (Author).
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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Clinton Public Library - Clinton 567.9098 PRO (Text) 36806002066197 NEW ITEMS Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 567.9098 PROTHERO (Text) 33946003148538 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 567.9098 PRO (Text) 78551000528307 Non-Fiction Reshelving -
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Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 567.9098 Prothero (Text) 31208912488378 new non-fiction Checked out 12/22/2016

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781588345738
  • ISBN: 1588345734
  • Physical Description: xvii, 174 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: the lost world -- The island continent -- Tyrant lizard kings -- Giants among giants -- Demise of the dinosaurs -- Living dinosaurs -- Land of the reptilian monsters -- The old timers I: killer opossums -- The old timers II: pseudo-elephants, pseudo-hippos, and pseudo-horses -- The old timers III: the slow folk -- The castaways -- Invasion! -- Where have all the mammals gone? -- Epilogue: The sixth extinction.
Summary, etc.: The evolution, biology, and discovery of the dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals that lived in South America. Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost world.
"More than a hundred years ago, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a novel called The Lost World with the exciting premise that dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts still ruled in South America. Little did Conan Doyle know, there were terrifying monsters in South America--they just happened to be extinct. In fact, South America has an incredible history as a land where many strange creatures evolved and died out. In his book Giants of the Lost World: Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Monsters of South America, Donald R. Prothero uncovers the real science and history behind this fascinating story. The largest animal ever discovered was the huge sauropod dinosaur Argentinosaurus, which was about 130 feet long and weighed up to 100 tons. The carnivorous predator Giganotosaurus weighed in at more than 8 tons and measured more than 47 feet long, dwarfing the T. rex in comparison. Gigantic anacondas broke reptile records; possums evolved into huge saber-toothed predators; and ground sloths grew larger than elephants in this strange, unknown land. Prothero presents the scientific details about each of these prehistoric beasts, provides a picture of the ancient landscapes they once roamed, and includes the stories of the individuals who first discovered their fossils for a captivating account of a lost world that is stranger than fiction,"--Amazon.com.
Subject: Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930. Lost world.
Dinosaurs > South America.
Extinct animals > South America.
NATURE / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures.
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology.

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