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Daniel's Dinosaurs: A True Story of…

Daniel's Dinosaurs: A True Story of Discovery

by Charles Helm

Other authors: Philip Currie Dr. (Foreword)

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When eight-year-old Daniel Helm (the son of author Charles Helm) and his friend Mark discover what look like dinosaur footprints while enjoying a day on Flatbed Creek, near Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, the two boys set in motion a series of finds that have great significance in the field of paleontology. Soon, dinosaur footprint expert Rich McCrea, and world-famous paleontologist Philip Currie are visiting the area, and additional footprints and bones are uncovered, eventually leading to the creation of the Tumbler Ridge Museum.

I would imagine that every dinosaur-obsessed youngster dreams of making an important discovery in the field, so this amazing true story of two Canadian boys who did just that will hold immense appeal for such children. It's not simply that Daniel and Mark discovered some dinosaur footprints, although that's exciting enough, but that their discovery led to a string of other discoveries, in an area that hadn't previously been considered very promising, when it came to dinosaur finds. These finds are also very exciting because they are from an earlier period (93 million years ago) than nearby finds in Alberta (65-75 million years ago). Illustrated with photographs of the people involved, and the discoveries made, and including some useful afterwords that give further information, Daniel's Dinosaurs is both educational and fun, and will inspire dinosaur-lovers everywhere to keep their eyes peeled for discoveries of their own! ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Apr 21, 2013 |
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"Daniel Helm never expected that a day spent exploring with his buddy Mark would turn into an exciting and very important dinosaur find. The boys spotted six dinosaur footprints in 93-million-year-old rock that day, and opened up a whole new area for dinosaur research. Follow Daniel and Mark as they work alongside dinosaur track expert Rich McCrea and world-renowned paleontologist Philip Currie. Their many subsequent discoveries around Tumbler Ridge are casting fascinating new light on the dinosaur record"--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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