A pair of fierce but beautiful eyes look out from the undergrowth of conifers. She is an intelligent killer...
So begins one of the most extraordinary novels you will ever read. The time is 120 million years ago, the place is the plains of prehistoric Utah, and the eyes belong to an unforgettable heroine. Her name is Raptor Red, and she is a female Raptor dinosaur.
Painting a rich and colorful picture of a lush prehistoric world, leading paleontologist Robert T. Bakker tells his story from within Raptor Red's extraordinary mind, dramatizing his revolutionary theories in this exciting tale. From a tragic loss to the fierce struggle for survival to a daring migration to the Pacific Ocean to escape a deadly new predator, Raptor Red combines fact an fiction to capture for the first time the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors of the most magnificent, enigmatic creatures ever to walk the face of the earth.
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A completely unique and utterly compelling story of a year in the life of a female raptor dinosaur. Set in the early Cretaceous Age, it opens with an instantly gripping scene in which she and her mate attack a giant astrodon. Raptor Red's mate is killed in the attack, and so she begins a year-long odyssey of survival in which she joins up with her sister's clan, is nearly killed in a flash flood, hunts and eats iguanodons, migrates to the Pacific Ocean, meets a potential new mate, and eventually pair-bonds and produces her own chicks. Vividly described, the novel is convincingly told from inside Raptor Red's mind, and paints a rich and colorful picture of the lush and exotic flora and fauna of her prehistoric world.About the Author:
Acknowledged as a rebel in his field and one of the world's foremost paleontologists, Dr. Robert T. Bakker acted as an unofficial consultant for the special effects artists who created the dinosaurs for the film Jurassic Park. He is the dinosaur curator of the Tate Museum in Wyoming, to which he is donating his audio royalty earnings from Raptor Red. He is also the author of the groundbreaking nonfiction book The Dinosaur Heresies, and his revolutionary theories have caused scientists to completely rethink their ideas about dinosaurs.
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Descrizione libro Bantam Books, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0553542524