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  • Dinosaur Amusement Park
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    Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton is a riveting piece of science fiction. Most of the story takes place on an island off the Pacific side of Costa Rica. A deciduous rain forest inhabits most of the island. An eccentric old man named John Hammond leases the whole island to create a frightening dinosaur amusement park, using real dinosaurs. Within this jungle setting, Michael Crichton's engrossing, believable characters bring the story to life with quick action, intense dialogue and scientific que...
  • Tooth Marks On Fossilized Bones Of Triceratops
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    Ever since the first dinosaur fossil was unearthed by Robert Plot in 1676, dinosaur fever has infected almost everyone. Dinosaurs captivate us not only because of the enormous size that some of them attained, but because of their extraordinary diversity. Encompassing such astonishing creatures as the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex, the majestic Triceratops and the cunning raptors, dinosaurs are truly fascinating. From such fascination many questions arise. How were the dinosaurs able to survive for ...
  • Flying Dinosaur Of The Period
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    In Walking With Dinosaurs, the film is segmented into stories based on a certain type of dinosaur or a specific period in dinosaur evolution. The first segment of the film focuses on the first dinosaurs, in the Triassic period, 220 million years ago. The Coelophysis is featured here. They show the Coelophysis hunting Place rias, an ancient reptile not related to dinosaurs. They show how the speed and agility of the Coelophysis helped it survive and dominate. Another reptile featured in this segm...
  • Grant In The Dinosaur Nest
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    Iteration Seven & Epilogue Summary Malcolm and Hammond engage in an argument. Hammond is relieved that the animals did not get free and overrun the world. Malcolm says that the world cannot be destroyed. It will always survive whatever disasters take place. The park seem finally to have been brought under control. There are now fewer animals, because some have been killed by other animals. Since the fences were down for so long, all the animals have mingled. Grant and Muldoon decide to search fo...
  • Dinosaur Bones
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    Evolution A species cannot be created by mutating a species. No matter how many mutations occur the mutation does not evolve the species. No one has ever produced a species by means of natural selection. About 6 hundred million years ago the earliest know fossil record of animals were know to be alive. Amber has been preserved in the earths crust for millions of years. Amber is a gem and is also organic. This is a fossilized material. There is jade-bearing rocks in Guatemala also. Dinosaurs were...
  • Dinosaurs On The Island
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    The Lost World Private Interview with Dr. Ian Malcolm 1. Dr. Malcolm, what is it about dinosaurs that interests you Well, for me it's the primitive nature. The way they hunt, seek and kill. We have learned so much from that island about the way in which dinosaurs live together and how their behavior is so much different from what we had theorized. That is the one thing that this was so useful for. Studying ancient bones can only give you an idea on how they look and fight. Seeing them in reality...
  • Fossils Of Unhatched Dinosaur Eggs
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    Dinosaurs Dinosaur is the name of large extinct reptiles of the Mesozoic Era, during which they were the dominant land animals on Earth. The term was proposed as a formal zoologic name in 1842 by the British anatomist Sir Richard Owen, in reference to large fossil bones unearthed in southern England. The various kinds of dinosaurs are classified in two formal categories, the ordersSaurischia and Ornithischian, within the subclass Archosauria. The first recorded dinosaur remains found consisted o...
  • Tyrannosaurs Rex
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    Sanders 1 Brett Sanders Biology Block. 2 November 30, 1999 Tyrannosaurus Rex The name says it all. This group of huge carnivores ruled the land during the Cretaceous period. Short but deep jaws, long hind limbs (legs), beady eyes, a long muscular tail, and tiny forelimbs (arms) make up a tyrannosaur. The Tyrannosauridae included such similar animals as Albertosaurus, Gorgosaurus, Daspletosaurus, Tarbosaurus, and of course Tyrannosaurus Rex. A tremendous skeleton of Rex now stands guard in the Va...
  • Possible For The Extinction Of The Dinosaurs
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    The first question that must be posed when trying to crack the mystery of the mass extinction is to ask, throughout history were there any other occurences of this magnitude The answer is a resounding yes. Altogether over time there has been about eight mass extinctions to large land dwelling vertebrates. The most recent was about ten thousand years ago, killing most of the giant mammals like mammoths, mastodons, super-large camels, saber-toothed tigers, and others (Bakker 428). The second quest...
  • Extinction Of The Dinosaurs And Other Species
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    WHERE DID THEY GO BY JOHN J. HATFIELD EARTH SCIENCE LAB 2234 TERM 2 INTRODUCTION The biggest mystery surrounding the dinosaur is how did they die For over 130 million years dinosaurs ruled the earth. Then 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, they died out. Nobody can really say what actually eliminated the species, although everyone has their very own idea. Asteroid impact, atmospheric changes (hot to cold), catastrophic eruptions and astronomical events (supernovas etc. )....
  • Wyoming Dinosaur Center
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    There's a geologist, a metal worker, a veterinarian and a computer technician who lives in a trailer almost as snug as his old cubicle. They come from New Orleans, California - even Germany - and just down the road. Their enthusiasm is boundless, though their experience and qualifications are limited. In short, they enjoy getting down on all fours - toothbrush and dental pick in hand - and digging in dirt for hours on end. Bone fragments make them giddy; words ending in 'sur" evoke downright del...
  • Dinosaurs In Jurassic Park
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    "Dino Land " The Scariest Place on Earth "Thump... thump... thump. ". The glass of water in the Jeep ripples with vibration. The sound is heard again... ". thump... thump... thump. ". All of the sudden, a gigantic roar is heard, followed by the final thump of the huge dinosaur foot. Does this scene sound familiar It should if you have seen the 1993 blockbuster hit movie, Jurassic Park. While almost everyone has seen the dinosaur adventure story on the big screen, it was not originally a screenpl...
  • Ian Malcolm And Sarah Harding
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    The premise of the novel is discovering the ability to recover and clone fossilized dinosaur DNA from the abdomen of fossilized gnats and mosquitoes preserved in amber (fossilized tree sap). There is a high degree of biotechnological applications as these procedure are explained. The novel has basically three underlying themes: 1. The latest theories on the behavior of dinosaurs and their biological relationship to modern day birds 2. The theory of chaos and the problems with man's attempt to co...
  • Extinction Of Dinosaurs
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    When I grow up, I want to be a Paleontologist. After graduating from F.L.I.C. S I want to go to Casstech High school in Detroit and graduate with honors. After graduating form Casstech I want to study at The University of Michigan located in Ann Arbor Michigan. I want to study the life patterns and habits of Dinosaurs. After my studien g to be a paleontologist I would like to take a few classes in the egyptian lifestyle. I would like to learn more about the way they mummified people long ago. In...

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