I’ve figured out why dinosaurs are so popular with kids. Parents love them. We never have to clean their dirty cages, we never have to look for them under the sofa, and we never have to feed the stray ones our children bring home. Follow me for more dinosaur fun on the Web. [Editor’s Note: An updated version of this topic can be found here: Dinosaurs]

Dinobuzz4 stars

The unfortunate result of the popularity of dinosaurs is that science gets obscured by fantasy. Dinobuzz brings you the latest in current dinosaur topics to help you differentiate popular myths from real science. Could we really bring back the dinosaurs like they did in the movie Jurassic Park? Did the dinosaurs actually travel at speeds of 50 mph, as depicted in the movie? This excellent resource is part of the outstanding Dinosauria website, created by the The Museum of Paleontology at UC Berkeley.

World's First Dinosaur Find4 stars

In the summer of 1858, William Parker Foulke , while vacationing in Haddonfield, New Jersey, learned that twenty years earlier, workers had found gigantic bones in a local marl pit. Foulke spent the rest of the summer digging in grey slime. Eventually he found the bones of the world's first nearly-complete dinosaur skeleton. This fascinating history, illustrated with photographs and drawings, details the find and its impact on paleontology.

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!


Curse of T. Rex

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Feldman, Barbara. "Dinosaurs." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 18 Jun. 1996. Web. 29 Jul. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/dino96/ >.

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