John "Jack" R. Horner (1946-) is an American paleontologist who discovered and named Maiasaura, and who served as the technical advisor to the Jurassic Park movies

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John "Jack" R. Horner



John "Jack" R. Horner (1946-) is an American paleontologist who discovered and named Maiasaura. This was an important discovery as it offered the first clear evidence that some dinosaurs cared for their young, as well as containing the first dinosaur embryos discovered, and the first dinosaur eggs found in the Western hemisphere.

Horner also served as the technical advisor to the Jurassic Park movies. He also was part of the inspiration behind the films' character, Dr. Alan Grant (played by Sam Neill).


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How to Build a Dinosaur: The New Science of Reverse Evolution
By Jack Horner

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Released: 2010-02-23
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A world-renowned paleontologist reveals groundbreaking science that trumps science fiction: how to grow a living dinosaur

Over a decade after Jurassic Park, Jack Horner and his colleagues in molecular biology labs are in the process of building the technology to create a real dinosaur.

Based on new research in evolutionary developmental biology on how a few select cells grow to create arms, legs, eyes, and brains that function together, Jack Horner takes the science a step further in a plan to "reverse evolution" and reveals the awesome, even frightening, power being acquired to recreate the prehistoric past. The key is the dinosaur's genetic code that lives on in modern birds- even chickens. From cutting-edge biology labs to field digs underneath the Montana sun, How to Build a Dinosaur explains and enlightens an awesome new science.
Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops
By Keiron Pim

The Experiment
Released: 2016-02-16
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From Aardonyx to Zuniceratops—A Dino-Mite Gathering of All the Dinosaurs (More Than 300!) Worth Knowing About

We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery—the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular world of dinosaurs. From Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two and four-legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a deadly pair of horns, Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour details everything worth knowing about every important dinosaur that scientists know about—more than 300 in all.
 
In Dinosaurs you’ll learn all the gory details—about geology, anatomy, evolution, astronomy, and even Native American and Chinese mythology. Stories of harrowing paleontological expeditions conjure the thrills of history’s most famous dinosaur hunters. Highlights of recent research reveal what’s going on in the world of dinosaurs today, including scientists’ recent discovery of pigments embedded in dinosaur fossils that shed light, for the first time, on dinosaurs’ true coloration. Illustrations on virtually every page bring these prehistoric creatures to life in all their razor-sharp, long-necked, spiny, scaly glory.
 
And for readers inspired to test their dino-expertise in the field, renowned paleontologist Jack Horner’s field notes will help enthusiasts set out on their own expeditions. Track down dinosaur footprints at Horner’s recommended sites, head out on a cross-country dinosaur road trip using Horner’s list of top North American dinosaurs as your map, and learn what it’s like to be a leading paleontologist who’s been part of some of the most sensational dinosaur discoveries ever—and how you can get involved, too!

Houghton Mifflin Science: Ind Bk Lv2 Chp3 On Level Jack Horner: Dinosaur Hunter
By HOUGHTON MIFFLIN

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Earth Science: Rocks, Soils, and Fossils
Dinosaurs: Under the Big Sky
By Jack Horner

Brand: Mountain Press Publishing Company
Released: 2001-10-01
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Dinosuars under the Big Sky describes the different species of dinosuars known to have lived in Montana and explains the scientific importance of their bones and skeletons. Photographs and hundreds of pen-and-ink drawings depict the dinosaur fossils that collectors are most likely to find under Montana's big sky.
The Maiasaura Nests: Jack Horner's Dinosaur Eggs (Fossil Hunters)
By Duncan Searl

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In The Tiny Titanosaurs, young readers journey to Argentina with paleontologist Luis Chiappe as he makes a major discovery. Amidst a nesting ground filled with thousands of dinosaur eggs, Luis and his team were the first to find both skin and bones from unhatched baby dinosaurs. If the babies had survived, they would have grown to be some of the largest animals that ever walked the earth. What disaster kept the eggs from hatching? Discover the answer with Luis and his team. Full-color photographs, a map, and an exciting narrative text will inspire the budding fossil hunter in every child.
Jack Horner: Living With Dinosaurs (Science Superstars)
By Don Lessem

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A biography of the man who as a boy found his first dinosaur fossil and decided to study dinosaurs, becoming one of the world's leading dinosaur experts and real-life hero in the book and movie "Jurassic Park"
Digging Up Dinosaurs
By Jack Horner

Farcountry Press
Released: 2007-03-15
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Written for kids ages eight to twelve, Digging Up Dinosaurs, by world-renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, is chock full of fun and fascinating information about fossils in Montana, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Horner takes kids along on the dig, explaining step by step how fossils are formed, the best places to find them, what it takes to get them out of the ground, and what the fossils tell us about the dinosaurs that roamed the Rocky Mountain states and the Dakotas. We even get to look back in time at what the region looked like during the Mesozoic Era and what dinosaurs ruled in what are now Montana, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

AWARDS: Finalist, ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards, Juvenile Nonfiction, 2007.
Finalist, Ben Franklin Book Awards, Science and Environment category, 2008.

In the Presence of Dinosaurs
By John Colagrande

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Explores life in the Mesozoic era through text and illustrations that speculate on the daily life and behavior of dinosaurs and other creatures who lived in the various habitats of that time period.
Lens to the Natural World: Reflections on Dinosaurs, Galaxies, and God
By Kenneth H. Olson

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This book straddles the fertile middle ground between science and religion at a time when the conversation is dominated by extremists on both sides. Taking seriously the modern view of the universe, including the fossil record for the history of life across millions of years, the author considers our relationship to the rest of nature. In addition, the age-old questions concerning meaning, values, and our place within it all are perhaps more pressing than ever before. This work provides a broad engagement with major ideas, including evolution and earth stewardship, while drawing upon a rich heritage of philosophy and literature and doing so in a manner accessible to the general reader.
Dinosaurs―The Grand Tour, Second Edition: Everything Worth Knowing About Dinosaurs from Aardonyx to Zuniceratops
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We live in a golden age of archaeological discovery—the perfect time to dig into the spectacular world of dinosaurs. We know more about dinosaurs than ever before (for starters, they were more feathered and furry than we’d thought), plus we’re constantly discovering new species—on average, a new dinosaur is uncovered once a week. Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour has always included everything worth knowing about more than 300 dinosaurs from A to Z; in this newly revised, expanded, and updated 2nd edition, you’ll find all the latest science and species you need to know about now, including:
  • Patagotitan mayorum—an Argentine titanosaur and the new title holder of “biggest dinosaur ever known”
  • Nanuqsaurus hoglundi—an Alaskan species whose name means “polar bear lizard”
  • New evidence that, contrary to what you saw on Jurassic Park, T. rex couldn’t run!


The important discoveries and gory details touch on topics from geology, anatomy, evolution, and astronomy to Native American and Chinese myth. Illustrations on virtually every page, true to the latest findings, bring these prehistoric creatures to life in all their razor-sharp, long-necked, furry, feathered glory.
 


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