Boy, were we wrong about dinosaurs! /Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2005Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 x 26 cm.ISBN: 9780525469780; 0525469788.Subject(s): Dinosaurs -- Juvenile literature | Errors, Scientific -- Juvenile literature | Dinosaurs | Science -- History | Common fallaciesSummary: Examines what is known about dinosaur bones, behavior, and other characteristics and how different the facts often are from what scientists, from ancient China to the recent past, believed to be true.
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The ancient Chinese thought they were magical dragons. Some old-time scientists thought that because they were so big, all they could do was float in water. Boy, were they wrong! Even today, once-common notions about dinosaurs are being revised as new discoveries are made. This lively book about the perennially popular subject of dinosaurs offers fascinating insight into how certain theories were formed, and then how those theories were proved or disproved. It demonstrates that scientific thought is as creative as it is logical and invites budding scientists to come up with their own ideas.
Includes bibliographical references.
Examines what is known about dinosaur bones, behavior, and other characteristics and how different the facts often are from what scientists, from ancient China to the recent past, believed to be true.