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Monday 17 December 2018

Review: From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons

From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons is all about Australia's amazing fossils.

Can you explain what a fossil is and where in Australia they have been found?

In From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons you'll be able to read all about fourteen places in Australia at which history has been preserved in the form of dinosaur fossils.

Start with an introduction to the prehistoric eras, and learn how to fossick for fossils (in caves, cliffs and by the sea).

Then explore different Australian locations and the types of dinosaurs found there, from polar dinosaurs at Dinosaur Cove, to Thingodonts and Fangaroos at Riversleigh.

You'll discover that many fossils at Lightening Ridge are made from opals, Titanosaurs (like those found in Queensland) were bigger than buses and semi-trailers, and megafauna fossils were known by Aboriginal people as bunyips.

And don't miss the glossary, or the list of places to go to explore Australian fossils further.

Written by zoologist Danielle Clode, and published by Museums Victoria, who have a large palaeontology collection, From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons is packed full of dinosaur drawings, maps, and trivia -- enough for even the most avid dinosaur buffs, and great for school projects.

Title: From Dinosaurs to Diprotodons
Author: Danielle Clode
Publisher: Museum Victoria, $ 24.95
Publication Date: August 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921833472
For ages: 5+
Type: Junior non-fiction