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Finding the First T. Rexby Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
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IN 1902, WILLIAM HORNADAY handed a map to the famous paleontologist Barnum Brown. It was Hornaday’s hand-drawn directions to a remote area of the Montana Badlands, where he believed amazing dinosaur fossils lay buried. Following the map, Brown dug up a jawbone edged with six-inch long teeth, the remains of a monstrous creature no one had ever seen before. But one bone wasn’t enough, and Brown soon found himself in a desperate race to discover the skeleton of the mystery carnivore!
Tells the true story of the amazing dinosaur discovery of the first T-Rex in the Montana Badlands in the early 1900s after paleontologist Barnum Brown was given a hand-drawn map, dug up the teeth of the unknown creature, and kicked off a race to find its skeletal remains in order to introduce this massive creature to the world. Simultaneous.
The story of dinosaur hunter Barnum Brown and his discovery of the first Tyrannosaurus rex for the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
About the Author
Besides her Stepping Stones, Fossil Fever and The Curse of King Tut’s Mummy, Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld has also written Wild Lives: A History of the People & Animals of the Bronx Zoo. Her book, Dinosaur Parents, Dinosaur Young, was voted an Outstanding Science Trade Book for K–12 by the CBC and NSTA and was an ALA Notable book. She lives in Berkeley, California.
Meticulous in his research and with a discerning eye for historical detail, Jim Nelson is also the illustrator of The Curse of King Tut’s Mummy.
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