Nonfiction that makes the Grade: last of the dinosaurs: the Cretaceous period by Thom Holmes

Prehistory is as much a product of the human mind as history. Scientists who specialize in prehistoric life unraveling clues are called palaeontologists. ... While Paleontology is steeped in a study of prehistoric life, he draws on many other sciences to complete his exact image of the past... information in the fields of biology, zoology, geology, chemistry, meteorology and even Astrophysics.

In its sixth series Auguste, prehistoric Earth, the last of the dinosaurs: the period of the Cretaceous (prehistoric Earth) (Chelsea House), author Thom Holmes invites his extensive knowledge to tell the dramatic story of closing chapters in time dinosaurs. Objectives: the high school reader and researcher, Holmes wrote not down to his public, making use of various scientific fields that inform the study of the final eons of these fascinating reptiles.

Although no expose extraordinary ' giant killer reptiles, Holmes is a fascinating, especially in its last chapters, describing how modern reptiles and modern birds evolved from some clades of feathered dinosaurs. Complex terms and concepts are introduced clearly and appealingly, and these words appear in boldface, referencing the drive to the hearty glossary. Especial value for the reader and research paper writer are convincing abstracts which conclude each chapter, a very valuable assistance that makes the world of retail complex in each easily assimilated by the young researcher.

A generous set of appendices will be valuable to the student of search - a geologic time scale, the aforementioned glossary, which defines the integral such terms clade and taxa, a very extensive bibliography chapter by chapter of sources and a large section of the "Bibliography" and "Internet Sites" of the value for the readerall supported by a comprehensive index.

Ten volumes of the fine series prehistoric Earth cover the prehistory of the beginning of life: the Cambrian (prehistoric Earth) for the final title, the first humans: the Pleistocene & Holocene epochs (prehistoric Earth).


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