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Why dinosaurs matter

Kenneth Lacovara

Why dinosaurs matter

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dinosaurs,
  • Extinction (Biology),
  • Extinction (Biology.),
  • Human beings

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-169).

    StatementKenneth Lacovara ; illustrations by Mike Lemanski
    SeriesTed Books, Ted books
    ContributionsLemanski, Mike, 1986- illustrator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE861.4 .L33 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination169 pages
    Number of Pages169
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27239182M
    ISBN 101501120107
    ISBN 109781501120107
    OCLC/WorldCa961005758


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