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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
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 24th 2003 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published June 1st 2003)
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Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Sarah Nottingham
Raptor Pack by Dr. Robert T. Bakker is all about dinosaurs, different kinds, fossils and how they went extinct. The book is transitional reading the reader can tell this because the sentence is more complex, the pages contain between 3 and 7 sentences, the vocabulary is larger and descriptive and dialogue is used throughout the story. The book is a nonfiction story as well thus the vocabulary is more complex, such as Deinonychus. Another big clue that it is a transitional reading book is the boo ...more
Margaret Chind
We checked this one put from the library. It was on recommendation of the Wayfarers Ancients Curricula. I'm always curious which way a book on prehistoric times will tell it and this was a Christian author. I love the way he presents the science.

Starting with I'm going to tell you a story and tell you why we think it's true. And ending with the influence that if you follow the science breadcrumbs you can methodically prove the past. This is a good influential one to show kids the possibility of
Aug 04, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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