Paleontodotes

Making its way onto my bookshelf and into my brain this week, Kenneth Lacovara’s Why Dinosaurs Matter, expanded from his 2016 TED talk. Every page is littered with paleontological anecdotes (paleontodotes?) and mind-blowing facts, a long-overdue correction to the wildly incorrect dinosaur books of my childhood. Did you know that T-Rex and Stegosaurus were separated by more time than separates you and T-Rex.? Or that penguins are dinosaurs? Even the little fluffy ones. Penguins are dinosaurs. 

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