Other books byChristopher Sloan
How Dinosaurs Took Flight
The Fossils, the Science, What We Think We...
How did dinosaurs get feathers? How did they start flying? What use were feathers to dinosaurs that didn't fly? Chris Sloan's 2000 book Feathered Dinosaurs introduced kids to the radical idea that some dinosaurs had feathers and that birds are, in fact, a subset of dinosaurs. In How Dinosaurs Took Flight, Sloan returns to these ancient feathered creatures to introduce kids to the fascinating new finds—including a Tyrannosaur with feathers and a dinosaur with not just two but four wings. The author focuses on the tough new questions scientists are asking right now, the evidence they've gathered, the hypotheses that are developing from the evidence, and the unknowns that remain. This book will be the most up-to-date children's book on this topic on the market.
Some Very Strange Creatures and Why We Think...
With state-of-the-art, digitally modeled images, fantastic photos of fossils, and up-to-date scientific interpretations, Bizarre Dinosaurs introduces dino-lovers to a group of very strange creatures indeed. The cast of characters includes Masiakasaurus, a fierce some beast whose mouth bristled with serrated, slightly hooked, forward-poking teeth; Deinocheirus with his ungainly long arms and huge triple claws; Epedendrosaurus with a tiny body and pinky fingers as long as his arms; and flat-faced Dracorex hogwartsia, the "dragon king of Hogwarts," named after Harry Potter’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Paleontologist Josh Smith uses clear and informed text to tell kids what we know and what we are still guessing about this collection of odd-looking monsters, including how scientists think they used their individual bizarre characteristics. In his introduction, life-long dinosaur enthusiast John Updike gives young readers a new perspective on the sheer weirdness of dinosaurs by turning our relationship with them on its head: "How weird might a human body look to dinosaurs?" he asks. "That thin and featherless skin, that dish-flat face, that limp upright stance, those feeble, clawless five digits at the end of each limb, that ghastly utter lack of a tailugh. Whatever did this creature do to earn his place in the sun, a well-armored, nicely specialized dino might ask."
Dried, Tanned, Sealed, Drained, Frozen,...
Investigate mysteries from the grave in this vividly illustrated book, a creepy-fun compendium of the world’s most fascinating mummies. National Geographic’s unparalleled photographs bring kids up close and personal with ancient remains, while Chris Sloan’s mesmerizing text reveals what the experts have discovered about each mummy’s life and death. Kids will clamor to read this book in the classroom or at home—and they’ll absorb science, ancient cultures, geography, and more, as freaky photos and intriguing stories keep them glued to every page.
Bury the Dead
Tombs, Corpses, Mummies, Skeletons, & Rituals
Kids are intrigued by death and the rituals that surround it in various cultures. Sloan feeds this fascination with the latest scientific information and shows what archaeologists learn from studying the remains and graves of long-dead humans. Close-up photos examine tombs, mummies, skeletons, and other archaeological finds. Full color.