Monday, February 4, 2013

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Apples with many seeds .

For Nonfiction Monday --  "How The Dinosaur Got To The Museum" by Jessie Hartland.

Hartland chronicles the death, deposition and fossilization of a 145 million year old Diplodocus, its discovery  in 1923 by paleontologist, Earl Douglas and the specimen's eventual exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum.  The book discusses the many steps involved, the people, and the steps required to excavate, prepare and display this ninety foot long dinosaur skeleton.

Author's Notes provide additional information about dinosaurs, Earl Douglas and his discovery, and Museum displays.

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