Dinosaur - The Story Behind the Scenery
by Allen Hagood and Linda West
Straddling the Utah and Colorado border lies the land that is Dinosaur National Monument. It is far more than just the remains of ancient creatures. Here lies a story of a prehistoric river system that deposited its burden into collector areas where a unique series of events had to happen for us to witness the intense deposition of dinosaur bones we can now visit at the quarry wall.
The first impression upon entering the quarry is a simple one--confusion! On a rock face before us is a jumble of fossil bones that looks like the leavings of an enormous turkey dinner. Nowhere in this puzzle of bone and rock do we see an entire and completely assembled dinosaur skeleton.
Dinosaur, the Story Behind the Scenery, takes the reader back in time to answer the questions this intriguing array raises. How did they get there? What did the animals look like? What kind of world existed then? How was this ancient bone-yard finally discovered? Get the answers to these and many more questions: Add this informative and entertaining book to your shopping cart now.
9x12, Paperback 48 pages, 56 color photos & 11 maps/diagrams/illustrations