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SuperCroc and the Origin of Crocodiles [Hardcover]

By Christopher Sloan & Paul Sereno (Introduction by)
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Pages   55
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.14" Width: 9.2" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 1, 2002
Publisher   National Geographic Children's Books
Age  9-12
ISBN  0792266919  
EAN  9780792266914  

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The author of Feathered Dinosaurs discusses prehistoric crocodiles, including the discovery of SuperCroc (Sarcosuchus) in the Sahara Desert, and the lifestyles, habitats, and conservation of modern crocodiles.

Publishers Description
Introduction by Dr. Paul Sereno.

Imagine a crocodile almost as long as "Tyrannosaurus rex and just as fierce That' s SuperCroc, the giant "Sarcosuchus fossil discovered by Paul Sereno, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence.

Crocodiles and their ancestors are some of the most successful animals that ever lived. At the time of "T. rex, crocs ranged in size from 2 feet to over 40 feet long. They lived on land, in swamps, and in the sea. Some, like SuperCroc, were fierce predators. Some were heavily armored plant eaters. And when all of the dinosaurs (except birds) became extinct, the crocs lived on, becoming the crocodiles, alligators, and gharials of today.

Combining fantastic art and photography with vivid descriptions, Chris Sloan draws young readers into the latest discoveries about the lives of these amazing animals.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Christopher Sloan is a Senior Editor at National Geographic magazine and the author of two previous books for children Feathered Dinosaurs (a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year) and SuperCroc and the Origins of Crocodiles. Mr. Sloan lives in Virginia."

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Enhanced with superbly presented photography  Jul 13, 2002
Supercroc And The Origin Of Crocodiles by Christopher Sloan (Senior Editor for Art, National Geographic magazine) is a nonfiction children's picturebook about ancient, gigantic crocodiles of millions of years ago, and their modern-day descendants. Enhanced with superbly presented photography, color illustrations, and amazing facts about these ancient reptiles, Supercroc is an exciting and highly educational read for children ages 8 through 12.
Supercroc is Super!  May 5, 2002
You are really going to enjoy National Geographic Supercroc and the Origin of Crocodiles. This hardcover with dustjacket new book is written by National Geo's art director Christopher Sloan (Feathered Dinosaurs) with an introduction by Dr. Paul Sereno, discoverer of Sarcosuchus. This beautiful book is packed with photos plus numerous paintings and illustrations from none other than world famous paleo artists Mark Hallett, Doug Henderson, John Sibbick, and National Geographic's talented new wunderkind: Raul Martin. The informative text describes for readers of all ages topics such as the definition of a crocodile, the world of Sereno's "Supercroc" Sarcosuchus and its fossil discovery, a prehistoric history of crocs and their cousins and the differences and similarities they share. You'll be amazed at the variety, from lizard sized saurians to giant Sarcosuchus who fed on dinosaurs. The final chapter titled "The Last Extinction?" discusses how crocs have survived 200 million years but now are seriously threatened by man. A fantastic full color work for all ages.

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