There were plenty of giant animals around during the Age of Dinosaurs. This epoch ended 65 million years ago when a huge meteor hit the Earth and ushered in our current Age of Mammals. The Age of Dinosaurs saw herds of Triceratops move through what would become the western United States, eating ferns, cycads, and other exotic Cretaceous plants. Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the most powerful, huge meat-eaters ever to live on Earth lived in the same place at the same time.
The smaller dinosaurs could be just as strange and interesting, though. One of these is velociraptor, a small dinosaur that lived in Mongolia, at the eastern end of the Old World just across the Bering Strait from what's now Alaska. Velociraptor is famous because of the “Jurassic Park” books and movies, but the real velociraptor, even though it was a meat-eater, wasn't as big or dangerous as the ones that appear in the movies.
In this book, you'll learn all about what made this massive giant great--from what they looked like and ate to where they lived and what they did all day.
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