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Author Becker, Helaine, author.

Title Megabugs : and other prehistoric critters that roamed the planet / written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by John Bindon.

Publication Info. Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, [2019]


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 Manchester, Main Library - Children's Department  J 565.7 BECKER    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Children's Department  J565 BEC    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Children  J Animals 565.7 BEC    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Children's Department  J 565.7 BECKER    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Children's Department  J 565.7 BEC    Check Shelf
Description 31 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 29) and index.
Summary "A millipede the size of a basketball player? A pit-bull-sized scorpion? It's hard to believe, but such mega-critters once lived on our planet. In this peek into prehistory, award-winning science writer Helaine Becker introduces us to nine of these terrifying giants. You'll discover when and where they lived, how they grew to their mega-sizes and what (thankfully!) caused their extinction. On each spread, a highly realistic illustration shows us what the animal looked like, in its habitat, based on fossil evidence. Each spread is chock-full of visual information, including a size chart that shows how big the animal could grow, a timeline placing the animal in its geological period and a map of where its fossils have been discovered. Sidebars throughout expand on scientific and historical concepts, such as adaptation and the Permian extinction. Written to engage a hi-lo (high interest, low reading level) audience, Megabugs is sure to satisfy dino-lovers, bug-lovers and kids fascinated by prehistoric life."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Arthropoda, Fossil -- Juvenile literature.
Insects, Fossil -- Juvenile literature.
Arthropoda, Fossil.
Insects, Fossil.
Arthropoda, Fossil. (OCoLC)fst00817160
Insects, Fossil. (OCoLC)fst00974199
Genre/Form Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Instructional and educational works.
Picture books.
Added Author Bindon, John, illustrator.
ISBN 9781771388115 (hardcover)
1771388110 (hardcover)
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