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T-rex, Velociraptor, Stegosaurus, Triceratops: which dinosaur would YOU want for a pet? Kids will have a great time choosing their favorite from 12 popular prehistoric creatures. Facts from the world's top experts and humorous questions guide young readers.
A biography on the last page introduces expert Mark Norell, chairman of the Paleontology Division at the Museum-which houses the world's largest collection of dinosaur fossils!
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From boiling heat to bone-chilling cold, from the driest deserts to the darkest caves, from the tallest mountains to the deepest seas: these animals survive in the most extreme environments imaginable. Meet these incredible creatures, including polar bears and penguins that endure freezing temperatures, brine shrimp that swim in salty waters, birds that fly higher than airplanes, and even the ancient microscopic and#8220;water bear,and#8221; an and#8220;extremophileand#8221; that could stay alive in outer space!and#160;and#160;and#160;
Which creature moves so rapidly it can even run on water? Which bird's heart beats 1,200 times a minute? Come learn about the world's fastest animals, from speedy cheetahs and swiftly swinging tree gibbons to colorful chameleons whose tongues grab an insect quicker than you can blink an eye. These amazing animals have skills that help them thrive and survive.and#160;
About the Author
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the largest and most respected museums in the world. Since the Museum was founded in 1869, its collections have grown to include more than 32 million specimens and artifacts relating to the natural world and human cultures. The Museum showcases its collections in the exhibit halls, and, behind the scenes, more than 200 scientists carry out cutting-edge research. Approximately five million people from around the world visit the Museum each year. Plan a trip to the Museum, home of the world's largest collection of dinosaur fossils, or visit online at amnh.org.