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Dinomummy: The Life, Death, and Discovery of Dakota, a Dinosaur from Hell Creek

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In 2000, teenage dino-hunter Tyler Lyson stumbled across the fossil remains of a hadrosaur in the remote hills of the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota. More than a collection of fossilized bones, Tyler discovered a three dimensional mummified dinosaur — a dinomummy. He and a paleontologist from the University of Manchester in England, Dr. Phil Manning, led an excavation that would change the way we think about dinosaurs. Named for its place of discovery, "Dakota" was gradually uncovered and moved to a lab for further excavation and analysis. Tyler and Phil's enthusiasm, expertise, and years of work blend as this paleontological detective story unfolds.

Stunning computer-generated artwork, based on fieldwork and laboratory studies of the hadrosaur specimen, brings Dakota and its environment back to life on the pages of this amazing book. Travel back in time to explore Hell Creek 65 million years ago, when herds of hadrosaurs migrated across vast floodplains.

Dakota died during the Late Cretaceous Period on the floodplains of North America and its body was locked in a rocky tomb. But Dakota's story was far from over. From the rugged badlands of Hell Creek to high-tech scientific labs, photographs document the incredible story of two men and a very special dinosaur.

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"When teenage dino-enthusiast Tyler Lyson found a few dinosaur vertebrae on his uncle's South Dakota ranch in 2000, he didn't yet know that the bones belonged to one of the best-preserved dinosaurs ever located — dubbed a 'dinomummy' because some of the hadrosaur's scaly skin had been fossilized as well. Lyson contacted Manning, a paleontologist at the University of Manchester, to help recover and study the hadrosaur, which came to be nicknamed Dakota. The first half of the book, which features realistic, computer-generated depictions of colorful, active dinosaurs, conjectures what Dakota's life might have been like 65 million years ago, and sets up the mystery of his death ('Strangely, there are no signs of injury to this body. If he was killed by the Tyrannosaurus rex, why wasn't he torn to pieces? Why wasn't he eaten?'). The rest of the book focuses on the discovery and excavation, as well as what scientists learned, including their explanation for why Dakota's body remained so well preserved. Although dino enthusiasts on the younger end of the target audience may need parental help with some terms and information, they should be captivated by both the dramatic account of prehistoric life and the up-close look at a modern dig (not to mention the attention-getting die-cut cover, through which a luminous dino-eye peers). Both Manning and Lyson found their first dinosaur bones when they were children, backing up Lyson's claim that 'anyone can hunt for and find dinosaurs' — a message that will go over big with readers. Ages 6-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In 2000, teenage dino-hunter Tyler Lyson stumbled across the fossil remains of a hadrosaur in the remote hills of the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota. More than a collection of fossilized bones, Tyler discovered a three dimensional mummified dinosaur—a dinomummy. He and a paleontologist from the University of Manchester in England, Dr. Phil Manning, led an excavation that would change the way we think about dinosaurs. Named for its place of discovery, "Dakota" was gradually uncovered and moved to a lab for further excavation and analysis. Tyler and Phil's enthusiasm, expertise, and years of work blend as this paleontological detective story unfolds.

Stunning computer-generated artwork, based on fieldwork and laboratory studies of the hadrosaur specimen, brings Dakota and its environment back to life on the pages of this amazing book. Travel back in time to explore Hell Creek 65 million years ago, when herds of hadrosaurs migrated across vast floodplains.

Dakota died during the Late Cretaceous Period on the floodplains of North America and its body was locked in a rocky tomb. But Dakota's story was far from over. From the rugged badlands of Hell Creek to high-tech scientific labs, photographs document the incredible story of two men and a very special dinosaur.

About the Author

Dr. Phil Manning is a lecturer in paleontology and research fellow at the University of Manchester in England. He teaches vertebrate paleontology, dinosaur locomotion, and paleobiogeography. He has appeared in and consulted on numerous television shows, and he presents public lectures and exhibitions at schools, universities, and science festivals around the world. He regularly writes for academic journals and the media.

Tyler Lyson has a degree in biology and is currently studying for a Ph.D. in paleontology at Yale University. For as long as he can remember, he has hunted for dinosaurs on his uncle's ranch in North Dakota. A few years ago, he set up the Marmarth Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to the excavation, preservation, and study of dinosaur fossils.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780753460474
Author:
Manning, Philip
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Foreword by:
Lyson, Tyler
Foreword:
Lyson, Tyler
Location:
New York
Subject:
Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Animals - Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Science & Nature - Fossils
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Animals - Dinosaurs
Subject:
North dakota
Subject:
Hadrosauridae - North Dakota
Subject:
Dinosaurs - North Dakota
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Dinosaurs
Subject:
Social Science - Archaeology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Updated and Us
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.1 x 10.9 x 0.5 in
Age Level:
09-11

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When teenage dino-enthusiast Tyler Lyson found a few dinosaur vertebrae on his uncle's South Dakota ranch in 2000, he didn't yet know that the bones belonged to one of the best-preserved dinosaurs ever located — dubbed a 'dinomummy' because some of the hadrosaur's scaly skin had been fossilized as well. Lyson contacted Manning, a paleontologist at the University of Manchester, to help recover and study the hadrosaur, which came to be nicknamed Dakota. The first half of the book, which features realistic, computer-generated depictions of colorful, active dinosaurs, conjectures what Dakota's life might have been like 65 million years ago, and sets up the mystery of his death ('Strangely, there are no signs of injury to this body. If he was killed by the Tyrannosaurus rex, why wasn't he torn to pieces? Why wasn't he eaten?'). The rest of the book focuses on the discovery and excavation, as well as what scientists learned, including their explanation for why Dakota's body remained so well preserved. Although dino enthusiasts on the younger end of the target audience may need parental help with some terms and information, they should be captivated by both the dramatic account of prehistoric life and the up-close look at a modern dig (not to mention the attention-getting die-cut cover, through which a luminous dino-eye peers). Both Manning and Lyson found their first dinosaur bones when they were children, backing up Lyson's claim that 'anyone can hunt for and find dinosaurs' — a message that will go over big with readers. Ages 6-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
In 2000, teenage dino-hunter Tyler Lyson stumbled across the fossil remains of a hadrosaur in the remote hills of the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota. More than a collection of fossilized bones, Tyler discovered a three dimensional mummified dinosaur—a dinomummy. He and a paleontologist from the University of Manchester in England, Dr. Phil Manning, led an excavation that would change the way we think about dinosaurs. Named for its place of discovery, "Dakota" was gradually uncovered and moved to a lab for further excavation and analysis. Tyler and Phil's enthusiasm, expertise, and years of work blend as this paleontological detective story unfolds.

Stunning computer-generated artwork, based on fieldwork and laboratory studies of the hadrosaur specimen, brings Dakota and its environment back to life on the pages of this amazing book. Travel back in time to explore Hell Creek 65 million years ago, when herds of hadrosaurs migrated across vast floodplains.

Dakota died during the Late Cretaceous Period on the floodplains of North America and its body was locked in a rocky tomb. But Dakota's story was far from over. From the rugged badlands of Hell Creek to high-tech scientific labs, photographs document the incredible story of two men and a very special dinosaur.

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