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Dinosaur Hunters: Uncovering the Hidden Remains of Canada's Ancient Giants Paperback – Jan 1 2003

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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Heritage House Publishing (Jan. 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551539829
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551539829
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 145 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,014,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In keeping with the series theme, "Amazing Stories," Murphy-Lamb weaves interesting anecdotes into the text to enliven the brief biographies. She also delivers excellent historical facts and vocabulary-enriching descriptions of geological formations and the working methods and conditions. (Val Ken Lem CM Volume X Number 3)

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Dinosaur Hunters- Uncovering the Hidden Remains of Canada's Ancient Giants "Laughing with joy, the men picked up bone after bone. There was no doubt in their minds that this bed of dinosaur eggs, embryos, and bones was an incredibly valuable find." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: dinosaurs biography history Dinosaur hunters are tough, observant, and tenacious. They have to be in order to survive the gritty heat of badlands, swarms of mosquitoes, and extreme conditions. This incredible collection includes the story of the first dinosaur bone found on Canadian soil as well as the recent exciting discoveries by the Royal Tyrrell's Dr. Philip Currie. Prepare to enter the world of the dinosaur hunter.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 31 2015
Format: Paperback
I have been partaking of a good, varied education. I savoured reading <b>Lisa Murphy-Lamb’s</b> publication because my spouse & I loved <i>Drumheller’s</i> museum and <i>Dinosaur National Park</i>. I anticipated being informed but didn’t fathom the excellent book this is! The best way I can convey its enjoyment and worth is to say historic dates, places, and scientific names are presented but that’s as far as expectations go. They are at a concise minimum and the stories of each palaeontologist so personalized; that we are treated to memorable, tangible stories instead of a textbook of jargon.

The researchers featured, who launched Canada’s very important position in palaeontology are: <i>George Dawson, Joseph B. Tyrrell, the Sternberg family,</i> and <i>Philip Currie</i>. We glimpse their family backgrounds and fully understand why they embarked on the careers they did and why their successes were important. We cheer their discoveries, understand their determined work, and what a treasure each fossil is because we followed them as individuals fulfilling an ambition. More than all of this, readers are elucidated about Canada’s history. This carries a sense of pride into the reading experience in concert with the knowledge acquired, that feels wonderfully enriching.

The first dinosaur discoverer, <i>George Dawson</i> is our first map-maker too. Maps bear his name; streets, towns named after him: in our town, all the way to the Yukon! I’ve learned the key fragments about the palaeontologists’ lives and how rare their discoveries are. Like any country, Canada is home to distinct dinosaurs and many, the most intact in the world. The next time I visit a museum, I will no longer gaze generally through its rooms. I will examine pieces thoughtfully, especially living fossils; knowing the work it took to unearth each one and bring them to places where they are shown to us.
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