In the Presence of Dinosaurs by John Colagrande

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Prepare to forget everything you thought you knew about dinosaurs. Ferocious battles of lore played out by dimwitted, reptilian, lumbering monsters? Not true. IN THE PRESENCE OF DINOSAURS draws on the latest information from fossil records and studies of present-day wildlife to create an intimate account of the parentally attentive, agile ancestors of birds that roamed the earth millions of years ago. Here, in more stunning detail than ever before, is an evocative depiction of the lives of dinosaurs. From mating patterns and habitats to nesting colonies and physiognomy, IN THE PRESENCE OF DINOSAURS takes readers into the world of dinosaurs like a field guide, traveling from present-day Arizona to Connecticut, the Triassic to the Cretaceous. Throughout are 100 glorious, full-color painting by acclaimed dinosaur artist Larry Felder.
 

About John Colagrande

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Colagrande has served in the New Jersey school system for thirty-four years, where he teaches high school classes in Oceanography, Astronomy, and Paleontology. He is a member of The Society for Vertebrate Paleontologists and has been described himself as a "dinosaurologist" since third grade. He maintains a large collection of fossils, live shells, and microminerals. Felder began drawing dinosaurs at the age of four. A graduate of Union High School in New Jersey, where his sophomore biology teacher was John Colagrande, he holds a degree in Fine Arts and in Political Science from Montclair State College. As an illustrator, his work has appeared in many books and magazines. As a fine artist, his paintings can be found in private collections and museums across the country.
 
Published October 1, 2000 by Time Life Books. 189 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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With childlike energy and pluck, Colagrande, an award-winning New Jersey public school science teacher for 34 years and self-described ""dinosaurologist"" since the third grade, and Felder, who has received acclaim for his provocative and revolutionary oil paintings of dinosaurs, introduce reader...

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