Dinosaur Summer Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Which animals in Dinosaur Summer are real ones? When did they live? What do scientists know about them?

2. Which of the animals described in Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World show up in Dinosaur Summer? Which do not? In what ways does Bear present the animals as Conan Doyle does? In what ways do they differ in their presentations?

3. How well does Bear describe his animals? Are you able to picture them in your mind's eye? Did you need any of Tony DiTerlizzi's illustrations to help you visualize any of the animals?

4. The evolution of ancient birds and birdlike dinosaurs is a controversial topic in paleontology. What is known of their evolution? What were they like?

5. Bear provides detailed descriptions of dinosaurs such as the venator, creatures that have never been seen alive by humans. What is the process used by scientists to reconstruct an...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Dinosaur Summer from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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