Supercroc and the origin of crocodiles

by Sloan, Christopher.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Juvenile Non-fiction J 567.98 Sloan
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
 
Call Number  J 567.98 Sloan
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 567.98 Slo
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 567.98 Slo
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 567.98 SLOAN
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Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  J 567.98 SLOAN
 
 
South Park Library Juvenile j 567.98 SLO
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Juvenile Non-fiction A-PREHISTORIC REPTILE
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
 
Call Number  A-PREHISTORIC REPTILE
 
 
Summary
Crocodiles and their ancestors are some of the most successful animals that ever lived. At the time of T-Rex, crocs ranged in size from 2 feet to over 40 feet long. They lived on land, in swamps, and in the sea. Some, like SuperCroc, were fierce predators. Some were heavily armored plant eaters. And when all of the dinosaurs (except birds) became extinct, the crocs lived on, becoming the crocodiles and alligators of today. Combining fantastic art and photography with vivid descriptions, Chris Sloan draws young readers into the latest discoveries about the lives of these amazing animals.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 5^-8. Famous paleontologist Dr. Paul Sereno writes the introduction and plays a starring role in this book about the discovery and excavation of Sarcosuchus, or SuperCroc. The first section, about the expeditions to Niger, vividly depicts the challenges an excavating team faces and gives readers a good view of the various jobs the scientists do abroad and at home. As the book continues, the material becomes heavier going, dealing with the specifics of crocodile science. The account is not for browsers; however, fans of paleontology or of crocodiles will find a great deal of information clearly explained. The illustrations are up to the high National Geographic standard, and the book design breaks up the information into manageable parts. The final section deals with the current endangered status of many of the world's crocodile species. A glossary is appended. Susan Dove Lempke"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sarcosuchus imperator -- Juvenile literature.
Crocodiles, Fossil -- Juvenile literature.
Crocodiles, Fossil.
Crocodiles.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Geographic Society,2002
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 55 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm
ISBN 0792266919 (Hardcover)
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