Digging for Bird Dinosaurs: An Expedition to Madagascar

Digging for Bird Dinosaurs: An Expedition to Madagascar

by Nic Bishop


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The extinction of dinosaurs some sixty-five million years ago is one of the greatest biological catastrophes in the history of our planet. Yet in recent years, paleontologists have turned up increasing evidence that ancestors of one group of dinosaurs still fly among us: birds. Join Cathy Forster, one of the few female paleontologists working today, on an expedition to Madagascar in search of clues to the mystery of bird evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618196821
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/25/2002
Series: Scientists in the Field Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,195,256
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nic Bishop, who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences, is an award-winning author and photographer known for his outstanding stop-action wildlife photographs. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with his wife and a bevy of animals under study.

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Digging for Bird Dinosaurs: An Expedition to Madagascar 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
paulaanweiler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cathy Foster, a paleontologist, takes us on her journey to Madagascar to find evidence of the dinosaurs relationship to birds.
jrlandry1410 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about a paleontologist named Cathy who takes a trip to Madagascar with her team to uncover some new fossils. The fossil that she is after is one of the rarest and hardest ones to find: bird fossils. She is trying to prove that modern birds are desendants of dinosaurs, and new fossils are the key to discovering the missing link that may prove her theory. I wouldn't personally use this book as a read aloud but it may be helpful to older students who are learning to do research on different topics.