Digging for Bird Dinosaurs (Hardcover)

An Expedition to Madagascar

By Nic Bishop

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780395960561, 48pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2000

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/25/2002)
Prebound (3/1/2002)

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The extinction of dinosaurs some sixty-five million years ago is one of the greatest biological catastrophes in the history of our planet. Yet in recent years, paleontologists have turned up increasing evidence that ancestors of one group of dinosaurs still fly among us: birds. Join Cathy Forster, one of the few female paleontologists working today, on an expedition to Madagascar in search of clues to the mystery of bird evolution.

About the Author

Nic Bishop, who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences, is an award-winning author and photographer known for his outstanding stop-action wildlife photographs. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with his wife and a bevy of animals under study.