Raptor Red

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Bantam Books, Aug 1, 1996 - Fiction - 272 pages
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A pair of fierce but beautiful eyes look out from the undergrowth ofconifers. She is an intelligent killer...

So begins one of the most extraordinary novels you will ever read. The time is 120 million years ago, the place is the plains of prehistoric Utah, and theeyes belong to an unforgettable heroine. Her name is Raptor Red, and she is afemale Raptor dinosaur.

Painting a rich and colorful picture of a lush prehistoric world, leadingpaleontologist Robert T. Bakker tells his story from within Raptor Red'sextraordinary mind, dramatizing his revolutionary theories in this excitingtale. From a tragic loss to the fierce struggle for survival to a daringmigration to the Pacific Ocean to escape a deadly new predator, "RaptorRed" combines fact an fiction to capture for the first time the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of the most magnificent, enigmatic creatures ever towalk the face of the earth.

"What the real Jurassic Park must have been like...exciting, bold and fun!"-- "Publishers Weekly"

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Pretty neat book. At first I thought the portrayal of the dinosaurs' intelligence was too anthropormophic, but then I thought about how smart cats, dogs, magpies, dolphins, ravens etc. are. I believe Bakker's ideas have merit. And the raptors' adventures were pretty exciting, too. Read full review

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User Review  - readstolive - LibraryThing

I was in love with this book from the very beginning, and I'm delving in for an immediate reread once I've passed my copy along and forced it onto all of my friends. It was funny and well-written, and ... Read full review

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