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Narrated from the point of view of a dinosaur, paleontologist Bakker's novel is filled with facts and informed speculations regarding dinosaur life.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The dinosaur known as "raptor" first became well known through Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park (Knopf, 1990). Revolutionary paleontologist Bakker (The Dinosaur Heresies, LJ 11/1/86), who consulted on the special effects for the film adaptation, has written a novel that might be subtitled "A Year in the Life of a Dinosaur," as he tells the story of Raptor Red, a giant carnivore of the Early Cretaceous period. Having lost her mate in a botched hunting attack, Red (so-named because of the red stripe on her snout distinguishing her from other raptor species) joins forces with her sister and her sister's three chicks to survive in a world of hostile natural forces. Bakker manages to mix scientific theories?some of which are definitely on the cutting edge?with a rip-roaring narrative. Perhaps even more miraculously, he has created a sympathetic nonhuman heroine without anthropomorphizing her into a Disney character. This astonishing and successful novel will appeal to a wide audience and belongs in all fiction collections.
-?Eric W. Johnson, Teikyo Post Univ. Lib., Waterbury, Conn.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This wonderful, jewel of a book takes the reader millions of years into the past. It is an exciting story of just how dinosaur life might have been. Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by Tommy Jeffers
Reading the dinosaur record is reading much conjecture and hypothesis. Although the theories are straightforward for the scientist and enthusiast, the average reader may have... Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004 by Jeffrey Leeper
Raptor red is an okay book that starts out strong but in the middle it begans to gets undeseriable to read. The middle of the book is a part that you have to keep on reading. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2004 by Jonathan Jackson
Bakker utilizes precise and thought-provoking details in order to show the reader a world which, until now, has only been hinted at through fossils. Read morePublished on March 24 2003
I enjoyed this book very much, mostly because I am interested in prehistoric life, and I believe this added a nice insight into what the possibilities were for a dinosaur to see,... Read morePublished on May 16 2002 by "depaul8084"
A toothy tale
Raptor Red By Robert T. Bakker is drama with a little bit of romance about the life of a female Utahraptor who lived 120,000,000 years ago named Raptor... Read more
Raptor Red is not fiction. This is something I feel many readers miss. R. T. Bakker is probably the best known modern paleontologist; he pioneered much of the views we have about... Read morePublished on March 21 2002
One day, I was checking in my room. I saw a thick book called, Raptor Red. It looked like a fun, exciting book so I started to read it. Read morePublished on March 6 2002 by "loocsiksm"
This book was a lot of fun. It reads like a TV show with the narrator telling you about animals' behavior and life histories as you "watch" them take down prey, court a... Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2002