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Paperback Make Your Own Dinosaur Out of Chicken Bones: Foolproof Instructions for Budding Paleontologists Book

ISBN: 0060952261

ISBN13: 9780060952266

Make Your Own Dinosaur Out of Chicken Bones: Foolproof Instructions for Budding Paleontologists

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Most people would laugh if you told them you were having a dinosaur for dinner. But you can. Because birds evolved from dinosaurs, says renowned paleontologist Chris McGowan, that chicken from Sunday's supper is a direct descendant of those fearsome and perennially popular "terrible lizards." To show this relationship and give readers a unique, hands-on introduction to the principles of paleontology, McGowan has devised a deliciously clever science...

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Excellent book, especially if you have kids!

A wonderful project, and a clear and well-written book. Do not expect to finish quickly -- we spent many hours over many months cleaning, sorting, cutting, and assembling a beautiful 'apatosaurus.' Kids of all ages (mine are 3 and 5) can get involved, from enthusiastically finishing their chicken dinners to cleaning and sorting and assembling the new family pet.I should note that if you have a Dremel or similar moto-tool, you'll find a lot of the cutting and sanding easier (and you'll have less bone-boiling).

One of the best educational tools I've ever seen:

I am a 21 year old biology major and this is one of the best science books I've ever purchased. I have always loved books that involved cut-and-paste but this one is the best. You end up with an actual model of a dinosaur as well as extensive knowledge of skeletal anatomy, dinosaur and bird facts, and how to roast a chicken!
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