‘Dinosaurs Without Bones’ gives glimpse of long-gone life

Anthony Martin explores dinosaurs' lives as revealed by their trace fossils

By Sid Perkins, 10:58 AM June 13, 2014

Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils
Anthony J. Martin
Pegasus Books, $29.95

When people walk into a museum’s dinosaur hall, what makes them gasp in awe are the incredibly huge bones. An adult T. rex, which could be up to 12 meters long, had teeth the size of bananas. A humerus, or upper arm bone, of the largest (thankfully vegetarian) long-necked sauropods is by itself bigger than the average adult human.

Though paleontologists have learned extraordinary things...

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