Mega Rex : A Tyrannosaurus Named Scotty

Mega Rex: A Tyrannosaurus Named Scotty

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“Scotty,” the largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the world, was discovered by an elementary school teacher in Saskatchewan’s Frenchman River Valley in 1991. It took twenty-three years to excavate the bones and prepare the skeleton for study. Now Scotty has found a new home in the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, where the giant T. rex is the star of a new exhibition. As the largest and longest-lived T. rex ever discovered, Scotty offers fascinating research possibilities, and Dr. Scott Persons is the lead paleontologist on an in-depth scientific report on this unique fossil.

In Mega Rex, Persons distills these findings, plus thrilling details about the discovery of Scotty and the lives of tyrannosaurs, into an exciting illustrated account. The book covers topics ranging from the details of Scotty’s discovery and the process of digging up a fossil, to deciphering the meaning behind Scotty’s unusual features, including its large facial horns and many wounds. Persons engages dinosaur-obsessed kids with facts based on the latest discoveries that are challenging current ideas about the world’s most famous dinosaur species, including what it would feel like to pet a T. rex, how T. rex hunted, whether they were good parents, and if they had forked tongues like snakes.

Featuring profiles of paleontologists, field crew members, museum artists and other members of “team rex,” and over 150 images including illustrations by Beth Zaiken and over thirty photos, Mega Rex offers an in-depth look at a new superstar of the fossil world and new insight into tyrannosaurs and the world they inhabited.


 

“Take a journey back in time when central Canada was a tropical sea with the largest predator on the continent hunting along the shoreline. Readers of all ages will enjoy this amazing tale of good science in action.”

–Bob McDonald, Host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks

“... lively, authoritative, and fun.”

Kirkus Reviews

“In the crowded field of dinosaur non-fiction books, Mega Rex stands out. This guide is expertly written by Scott Persons, the paleontologist who led the first research study of the largest and oldest Tyrannosaurus rex known to the scientific world.”

Quill and Quire

“Thorough, detailed and well-researched, Mega Rex: A Tyrannosaurus Named Scotty will captivate dinosaur enthusiasts with its engaging text and well-chosen illustrations. Highly Recommended.”

–Gail Hamilton, CM: Canadian Materials

 


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550179057
Paperback / softback
6.0 in x 9.0 in - 128 pp
Publication Date: 08/08/2020
BISAC Subject(s):: JNF003050-JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures,JNF037050-JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Fossils,JNF025050-JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Canada / General 
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“Scotty,” the largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the world, was discovered by an elementary school teacher in Saskatchewan’s Frenchman River Valley in 1991. It took twenty-three years to excavate the bones and prepare the skeleton for study. Now Scotty has found a new home in the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, where the giant T. rex is the star of a new exhibition. As the largest and longest-lived T. rex ever discovered, Scotty offers fascinating research possibilities, and Dr. Scott Persons is the lead paleontologist on an in-depth scientific report on this unique fossil.

In Mega Rex, Persons distills these findings, plus thrilling details about the discovery of Scotty and the lives of tyrannosaurs, into an exciting illustrated account. The book covers topics ranging from the details of Scotty’s discovery and the process of digging up a fossil, to deciphering the meaning behind Scotty’s unusual features, including its large facial horns and many wounds. Persons engages dinosaur-obsessed kids with facts based on the latest discoveries that are challenging current ideas about the world’s most famous dinosaur species, including what it would feel like to pet a T. rex, how T. rex hunted, whether they were good parents, and if they had forked tongues like snakes.

Featuring profiles of paleontologists, field crew members, museum artists and other members of “team rex,” and over 150 images including illustrations by Beth Zaiken and over thirty photos, Mega Rex offers an in-depth look at a new superstar of the fossil world and new insight into tyrannosaurs and the world they inhabited.


 

“Take a journey back in time when central Canada was a tropical sea with the largest predator on the continent hunting along the shoreline. Readers of all ages will enjoy this amazing tale of good science in action.”

–Bob McDonald, Host of CBC’s Quirks & Quarks

“... lively, authoritative, and fun.”

Kirkus Reviews

“In the crowded field of dinosaur non-fiction books, Mega Rex stands out. This guide is expertly written by Scott Persons, the paleontologist who led the first research study of the largest and oldest Tyrannosaurus rex known to the scientific world.”

Quill and Quire

“Thorough, detailed and well-researched, Mega Rex: A Tyrannosaurus Named Scotty will captivate dinosaur enthusiasts with its engaging text and well-chosen illustrations. Highly Recommended.”

–Gail Hamilton, CM: Canadian Materials

 

Details


Harbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781550179057
Paperback / softback
6.0 in x 9.0 in - 128 pp
Publication Date: 08/08/2020
BISAC Subject(s):: JNF003050-JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures,JNF037050-JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Fossils,JNF025050-JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Canada / General 
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