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Dinosaurs: Fact and Fiction
by: Alina M., Grade: 5


Few subjects in the Earth sciences are as fascinating to the public as dinosuars. The study of dinosaurs streches our imaginations,gives us new perspectives on time in space,and invites us to discover worlds very different from our moderen Earth.
From a scientific viewpoint,however, the study of dinosaurs is important both for understanding the causes of past major extinctions of land animals and for uderstanding the changes in biological diversity caused by previous geoloical and climatic changes of Earth.These changes are still occurring today. A wealth of new imformation about dinosaurs has been learned over the past 30 years,and science's old ideas of dinosaurs as slow ,clumsy beasts have been totally turned around. This pamphlet contains answers to some frequently asked questions about dinosaurs,with current ideas and evidence to correct some long-lived popular misconceptions. Although much has been discovered recently about dinosaurs,there is still a great deal more to learn about our planetand its ancient inhabitants.



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