Publication Date: January 12, 2010
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Were Dinosaurs good parents? Were newly hatched dinos left to fend for themselves, like baby turtles? Or were they protected until they were fully grown, like baby eagles? Citing specific examples from the fossil record and making comparisons with living animals, renowned paleontologist Robert T. Bakker explains to young readers how we know that allosaurus babies didn’t have to hunt for themselves; how giant titanosaurs nested in crowded rookeries (and must have walked very carefully!); how Psittacosaurus was a dinosaur babysitter—and numerous other fossil finds, all of which indicate that yes, dinosaurs were good parents. A world-class pairing of dinosaur science and illustration for just $3.99!
Dr. Robert T. Bakker is one of the most respected vertebrate paleontologists in the world. Often credited with starting the “Dinosaur Rennaisance,” he is curator of paleontology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
Luis V. Rey is the winner of the 2008 Lazendorf PaleoArt Award, the most prestigious international award recognizing achievement in paleontological scientific illustration.