Bones Rock!: Everything You Need to Know to be a Paleontologist

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Invisible Cities Press, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 204 pages
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Revealing true stories about kids who have made paleo-discoveries and providing young readers with the tools necessary to make the next big discovery, this book shows kids how to collect, clean, and study fossil samples in order to develop and further their own research interests. Examples from the fossil record and the laboratory help to answer questions raised by bones and by movies about dinosaurs, such as Could a Velociraptor really open a door? Covering actual field and lab techniques, methods for developing scientific theories, information about summer dig programs, ways to incorporate fossils into classwork at school, and plans for a future in science, this book provides aspiring scientists with applicable and educational research tools. From figuring out whether a sample is an authentic dinosaur specimen to reading about discoveries made by other young paleontologists, kids learn how to become active contributors to the field of dino-study. Entertaining and realistic, this book includes cautions about safety, mentorship, and permission.

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So You Want to Become a Paleontologist
Collecting the Evidence
Sues Clues

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About the author (2004)

Peter Larson is the founder and president of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research. He has personally collected and prepared fossil material from North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and has discovered more Tyrannosaurus rex bones than anyone else in the world. He lives in Hill City, South Dakota. Kristin Donnan has investigated controversial legal cases for NBC's Unsolved Mysteries and has written for McCall's. She lives in Hill City, South Dakota.

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