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AN ANNOTATED DINOSAUR BIBLIOGRAPHY
Compiled by the Amherst College Museum of Natural History
There is a great new book out on the dinosaurs of the Connecticut River Valley. It is called Great Daytrips in the Connecticut Valley of the Dinosaurs!. Follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs. Explore sites where renowned paleontologists made great discoveries. Discover the amazing tradition of dinosaur science that began in the Connecticut valley centuries ago with Edward Hitchcock at Amherst College — all within a short drive! Great for your school or family, this book is the perfect read for anyone interested in East Coast dinosaurs, how they were discovered, what scientists thought 150 years ago, and what modern paleontologists believe now.
Amold, Caroline. 1989. Dinosaur Mountain. Graveyard of the Past. Clarion Books, NY. 48p. The story of Dinosaur Mountain in Dinosaur National Monument, Utah -- about the dinosaurs, their fossilization, and the people that study them.
Booth, Gerry. 1988. The Big Beasts Book. Little, Brown & Company. Cole, Joann~. 1995. The Magic School Bus in the Time of the Dinosaurs. Scholastic. 48p. A fun and exciting introduction to a variety of dinosaurs and their characteristics, led by the popular Ms. Frizzle.
Dixon, Dougal. 1987. The Jurassic Dinosaurs. Gareth Sterno Press. Milwaukee. 32p. A discussion of the latest knowledge we have of dinosaurs for children.
Horner, John and Joseph Gorman. 1987. Maia. A Dinosaur Grows Up. Running Press. A wonderful children's story using the recent fossil evidence for family structure among some of the dinosaurs.
Lasky, Kathryn. 1990. Dinosaur Dig. Morrow Junior Books. The true story of a dinosaur dig in Montana written for children.
Long, Robert. 1989. All New Dinosaurs and Their Friends (from the Great Recent Discoveries). Bellerophon Books, Santa Barbara, CA. 48p. A children's coloring book which also includes information on prehistoric plant life.
Peterson, Roger Tory. 1989. A Field Guide to Dinosaurs Coloring Book. 65p.
Stidworthy, John. 1986. The Day of the Dinosaurs. Silver Burdett Company. Morristown, NJ. A guide for the child who wants to learn everything about dinosaurs. Great color pictures.
For more great books about dinosaurs...
There are hundreds of books about dinosaurs for kids to read and enjoy. The Jones Library of the town of Amherst has a Large collection of dinosaur books that can be found in the nonfiction children's section, 567.9. You can also use their electronic card catalog to locate dinosaur books throughout the Valley.
Bakker, Robert. 1996. The Dinosaur Heresies: New Theories Unlocking the Mystery of the Dinosaurs and Their Extinction. Kensington Publishing Corp. NY. 481p.
Benton, Michael. 1990. The Reign of the Reptiles. Crescent Books. NY. 143p.
Currie, Philip J. and Kevin Padian, eds. 1997. Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. Academic Press. San Diego. 869p.
Dixon, Dougal, Barry Cox, et al. 1988. The Macmillan Illustrated encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals: A Visual Who's Who of Prehistoric Life. Macmillan, 312p. Illustrations, biographies and comparisons to living animals. Includes 600 species of dinosaurs and other animals in an evolutionary sequence.
Farlow, James O. and M.K. Brett Surman, eds. 1997. The Complete Dinosaur. Indiana Press. Bloomington. 752p
Fouty, Gary, 1987. Death of the Dinosaurs and Other Mass Extinctions. Oryx Science Bibliographies, Vol, 10. Oryx Press, Phoenix, AZ. 91p.
Horner, John. 1988. Digging for Dinosaurs. A popular account for the general reader of dinosaur research.
Horner, John, and Edwin Dobb. 1997. Dinosaur Lives: Unearthing an Evolutionary Saga. Harper Collins. NY, 244p.
Officer, Charles, and Jake Page. 1996. The Great Dinosaur Extinction Controversy. Addison-Wesley. Reading, MA. 209p.
Russell, Dale. 1989. An Odyssey in Time - The Dinosaurs of North America. University of Toronto Press and also North Word Press. 240p. A book on dinosaur behavior, ecology, biology and their extinction for the adult lay person.
Wailace, Joseph. 1987. The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaur. 144p. A good overview with numerous illustrations. Includes sources and addresses for museums and societies.
Weishampel, David 8., Peter Dodson and Halszkcl Osmolska, eds. 1990. The Dinosauria. University of California Press. 716p. The best scholarly reference work available on dinosaurs.
Weishampel, David B., and Luther Young. 1996. Dinosaurs of the East Coast. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore. 275p.