Why did the dinosaurs disappear? : questions about life in the past

by Whitfield, Philip.

Format: Print Book 1991
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Clairton Public Library Non-Fiction J 500.9 W595
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Collection  Non-Fiction
 
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 560 W
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Summary

Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) is one of the preeminent figures in twentieth-century philosophical thought. Art and Answerabilitycontains three of his early essays from the years following the Russian Revolution, when Bakhtin and other intellectuals eagerly participated in the debates, lectures, demonstrations, and manifesto writing of the period. Because they predate works that have already been translated, these essays--"Art and Answerability," "Author and Hero in Aesthetic Activity," and "The Problem of Content, Material, and Form in Verbal Art"--are essential to a comprehensive understanding of Bakhtin's later works. A superb introduction by Michael Holquist sets out the major themes and concerns of the three essays and identifies their place in the canon of Bakhtin's work and in intellectual history. The introduction, together with Vadim Liapunov's scholarly gloss, makes these essays accessible to students as well as scholars.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5-7. Why did the dinosaurs disappear? No one knows for sure, but the usual theories are presented here. However, this book is not just about dinosaurs, as the title and cover art would lead us to believe. Many tantalizing questions are explored. Why are there different races of humans? Was there a real place called Atlantis? How did the giraffe get its long neck? How could the pyramids be built without modern machines? Each of the 91 questions is answered on one page and accompanied by well-executed drawings and diagrams and sharp photographs. The writing is clean with only the occasional Briticism popping up, but nothing that confuses the ideas presented. The question-and-answer format is an inviting way to learn about the past and our origins. Glossary. ~--Denia Hester"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Dinosaurs.
Civilization, Ancient.
Natural history.
Paleontology -- Miscellanea.
Prehistoric peoples -- Miscellanea.
Prehistoric animals -- Miscellanea.
Evolution -- Miscellanea.
Questions and answers.
Prehistoric peoples.
Publisher New York :Viking,1991
Contributors British Museum (Natural History)
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
ISBN 0670840556 :
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