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Author Switek, Brian.

Title My beloved Brontosaurus [OverDrive/Libby electronic resource] on the road with old bones, new science, and our favorite dinosaurs / Brian Switek.

Publication Info. New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
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Description 1 sound file : digital
Note Electronic audio file.
Performer Read by Brian Switek.
Summary "Paleontology meets pop culture in a talented young author's journey into the lives of dinosaurs Dinosaurs haunt museum halls, stomp across movie screens, and adorn just about any product you can name. Despite groundbreaking discoveries, the dinosaurs of our childhood are entrenched in our minds, and new science struggles to overcome the inaccurate monsters of Jurassic Park. In My Beloved Brontosaurus, the brilliant dinosaur fanatic Brian Switek investigates the tension between dinosaurs as scientific objects and pop-culture icons as he introduces us to the latest theories in paleontology, from how dinosaurs had sex to what colors they were and just how they got so big. To understand why they died--after 150 million years of success--we need to know how they lived. With infectious enthusiasm, Switek explains that these giant beasts left behind a wealth of information in their bones--and it's only by piecing together these clues that we can begin to understand ourselves. After all, our furry little ancestors lived in the shadow of the dinosaurs. Switek visits excavation sites, museums, and high-tech labs to question what we've long held true about these creatures, weaving in stories from his obsession with dinosaurs that started when he was knee-high to a Stegosaurus. Endearing, surprising, and essential to our understanding of our place on Earth, My Beloved Brontosaurus is a book that science buffs and dinosaur fans will cherish for years to come"-- Provided by publisher.
"Paleontology meets pop culture in a young author's journey into the lives of dinosaurs"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York Macmillan Audio 2013 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Apatosaurus -- Miscellanea. -- Sound recordings.
Paleontology -- Miscellanea. -- Sound recordings.
Popular culture. -- Sound recordings.
Genre Electronic audio books.
Added Author OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN 9781427235640 (electronic audio bk.)
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