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How to keep dinosaurs

Author: Robert Mash; Richard Dawkins
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson ; New York : Distributed in the U.S.A. by Sterling Pub. Co., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Humor, satire, etc. : English : Rev. and updated edView all editions and formats
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It's funny, it's fun-an irrestible "spoof"! Congratulations! You're bringing home your very first pet dinosaur. But there's so much to think about and to prepare. Which dino gets on well with children or adapts best to life in a city apartment? What kind of food does it eat (and how can you avoid being its meal)? What bed would make it feel completely comfy? And what about a working dinosaur--one to watch over the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Mash; Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 0297843478 9780297843474
OCLC Number: 52695488
Notes: Previous ed.: London: Deutsch, 1983.
Description: 96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword by Richard Dawkins --
Why keep dinosaurs? --
Dinosaur-keeper's basic toolkit --
Dinosaurs for beginners: Compsognathus, Euparkeria, Coelurosauravus --
Dinosaurs as house pets: Aficroraptor, Thecodontosaurus, Stegoceras, Heterodontosaurus, Fabrosaurus, Leptoceratops, Incisivosaurus --
Dinosaurs as flying pets: Archaeopteryx, Sordes, Anurognathus, Criorhynchus, Pterodactylus elegans, Dsungaripterus --
Dinosaurs for recreation and the curcus: Gallimimus, Dromaeosaurus --
Dinosaurs for security work: Oviraptor, Velociraptor, Ornitholestes, Coelophysis, Troodon, Deinonychus --
Dinosaurs for eggs and meat: Saltoposuchus, Plateosaurus, Psittacosaurus, Hypsilophodon, Protoceratops, Iguanodon, Camptosaurus, Riojasaurus, Anatosaurus, Parasaurolophus --
Dinosaurs for hide and feather: Therizinosaurus, Longisquama, Ankylosaurus, Euoplocephalus, Polacanthus, Tarchia, Nodosaurus --
Dinosaurs for zoos and safari parks: Dicraeosaurus, Scelidosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Struthiomimus, Postosuchus, Ceratosaurus, Apatosaurus, Massospondylus, Camarasaurus, Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus, Quetzalcoalttus, Tyrannosaurus --
Ailments and cures --
Classification of dinosaurs --
Retail outlets --
Credits.
Responsibility: by Robert Mash ; foreword by Richard Dawkins.
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It's funny, it's fun-an irrestible "spoof"! Congratulations! You're bringing home your very first pet dinosaur. But there's so much to think about and to prepare. Which dino gets on well with children or adapts best to life in a city apartment? What kind of food does it eat (and how can you avoid being its meal)? What bed would make it feel completely comfy? And what about a working dinosaur--one to watch over the home or do tricks for an audience? With tongue planted firmly in cheek, this "dino owner's manual" amusingly explains what every human must know before adopting a new saurus. Find out what should go into the basic toolkit (a stout shovel is helpful and so are reinforced gauntlets); which species thrive in household life and which will cause BIG problems; and what dinosaurs are just right for circuses and zoos, in security, and for giving eggs and meat. For every dinosaur covered, there's information on feeding, breeding, housing, and availability; maps of where they lived; details on weight and size; as well as other pertinent facts. This creative, fun, and unique approach to dinosaurs will stir kids' imaginations and teach them, too. The illustrations cleverly mix photography and art to bring humans and dinos together for the first time, and show the animals in domestic situations. A Compsognathus in a litter box and a Microvenator peeking hungrily into a refrigerator are particular comic highlights. This is surely the most amusing way to learn about dinosaurs ever.

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