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Raptor Pack

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Paleontologist Robert T. Bakker tells the amazing story of a day in the life of a pack of Deinonychus
(a.k.a.“raptor”) dinosaurs. Readers follow the creatures as they single out, kill, and devour an injured tenontosaur; climb up into a tree; fall asleep; and are themselves stalked by a giant predator. Includes an explanation of how scientists study rocks and minerals; foss...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 24th 2003 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published June 1st 2003)
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Raptor Pack, by Dr. Robert T. Bakker, gives an excellent introduction to the subject of dinosaurs to children in grades 2-4. Designed for children who want to take the plunge into chapter books but still like colorful pictures, this book introduces both the subject of paleontology and that of the dinosaurs whose fossilized bones paleontologists dig up and study. The story begins 120 million years ago in what is now Montana, and describes the lives and actions of several types of dinosaurs: giant...more
First, a story about a day in the life of dinosaurs. Fantasy, right? Then all the science that makes the story plausable. Like a detective working backwards towards his conclusion, Dr. Bakker shows how scientists unravel a world of creatures we never met, but have come to know so well.
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Bakker was born in Bergen County, New Jersey. He attributes his interest in dinosaurs to his reading an article in the September 7, 1953 issue of Life magazine. He graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1963.
At Yale University, Bakker studied under John Ostrom, an early proponent of the new view of dinosaurs, and later gained a PhD at Harvard. He began by teaching anatomy at Johns Hopkins Univers...more
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