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By Michael J Novacek. 1996
A paleontologist's account of a gruelling 1993 field expedition to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, which resulted in one of… the most extensive dinosaur fossil discoveries in history. Describes the specimens that were found and discusses their meaning and scientific importance. 1996.
By John R Horner, Edwin Dobb. 1997
Companion to Digging Dinosaurs. A paleontologist explores how these creatures evolved, lived, and adapted to the environment. Draws upon extensive… fieldwork to depict the dinosaur's pattern of living and survival methods. Ventures theories on key controversies, such as what caused its extinction. c1997.
By Michael M Oleksak, Mary Adams Oleksak. 1991
The Oleksaks, who lived in the Dominican Republic for ten years, trace the development of baseball in that country, as… well as in Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Venezuela. They depict the Latin clubs as a major source of players for U.S. leagues; reveal the language, cultural, and racial barriers that Latin players faced; and profile some of the illustrious players. c1991
By Mark Hyman, Jon Miller. 1998
Longtime Baltimore Orioles announcer and later ESPN broadcaster reminisces about his three decades in baseball. Discusses famous players including Cal… Ripken and Reggie Jackson, the development of interleague play, the unions, the new breed of players, and the owners. 1998.
By Paul Chambers. 2002
Since its discovery the Archaeopteryx - half bird, half reptile - has caused more trouble than any other scientific icon.… It has been used not just to support dozens of different views on evolution but to start feuds, destroy reputations, further personal ambition and promote nationalism. This book investigates the life and times of Archaeopteryx and also at the chaotic scientific world into which it emerged. 2002.
By William Curran. 1990
By Nathan Aaseng. 1983
Invites the reader to make decisions about do-or-die situations in ten World Series games. Describes what actually happened and how… it affected the outcome of the game. Grade 5-8 and older readers. 1983.
By Bill Littlefield. 1993
A self-confessed baseball traditionalist, Littlefield tours the whole of the baseball world, from Little League games to the major leagues.… With chapters on hitting and pitching, and tryout camps and old-timers, Littlefield is searching for the soul of baseball, where it is played as a pure game. 1993.
By Stacey May Fowles. 2017
Fowles gives us a candid perspective on subjects ranging from bat flips to bandwagoners, from the romance of spring training… to the politics of cheating, from the importance of having a favourite player to the near-religious splendour of a no-hitter. She confronts the stereotypes that female fans lack real knowledge about the game and are only at the ballpark for the eye candy, and calls out the "boys will be boys" attitudes and its implications both on and off the field. She also offers exhilarating snapshots of the Blue Jays' 2015 season, and reflects on the relevance of specific players not only to the average fan, but to the game's history as a whole. Fowles explores how we can use the lens of baseball to examine who we are--for better or worse--and reminds us that our love for the game shouldn't stop us from demanding it be better to its players and its fans. Bestseller. 2017.
By Daniel Okrent, Steve Wulf. 1989
This collection portrays 150 years of great triumphs, heart-breaking losses and amusing blunders in the history of baseball, including the… Chicago "Black" Sox Scandal of 1919 and the miraculous comeback of the Mets in the 1986 World Series. 1989.
By Dale A Russell. 1989
By Monique Keiran. 1999
Some 75 million years ago, one dinosaur ended its life. The dinosaur was an Albertosaurus -- distant cousin to the… ferocious, meat-eating predator Tyrannosaurus Rex. But its death was also a beginning -- the start of its transformation into a fossil, which lay undiscovered for millennia until the forces of erosion brought the young dinosaur, once again, to light. Grades 4-7. 1999.
By Stephen Brusatte. 2018
Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth's most fearsome and spectacular creatures vanished. Today their extraordinary true story remains one of… our planet's great mysteries. In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field--discovering ten new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork--masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy. 2018.
By Dave Winfield, Thomas Trebitsch Parker. 1988
The New York Yankee star outfielder tells of his childhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. After college, he joined the San… Diego Padres and later the Yankees hired him with a $23 million, 10-year contract. Bestseller 1988.
By James S Hirsch. 2010
Authorized biography of baseball outfielder Willie Mays, born in 1931 Alabama. Follows Mays from the Negro Leagues to the New… York Mets. Highlights Mays's best games, including his astonishing catch when playing for the Giants in the 1954 World Series. Discusses his personal life and baseball's racial integration. Bestseller. Some violence and strong language. 2010.
By Willie Stargell, 1956 Bird Tom. 1984
The memoirs of a legendary Pittsburgh Pirate whose personality and emphasis on teamwork earned him the respect of managers, fans,… and other players. He recalls his unsettled childhood, early passion for baseball, and the rough years as a black in the minor leagues. "Pops" also shares his experiences with his family, career, teammates, the press, changes in the game, and the struggles of playing pro ball. 1984.
By Thomas Boswell. 1984
A sportswriter, in a lively style, tells what the game of baseball is all about, particularly from the viewpoint of… the average fan. In the course of his insightful observations, Boswell manages to destroy many of baseball's shibboleths, such as the value of bunting and hitting behind the runner. 1984.
2014 is the 20th anniversary of the strike that killed baseball in Montreal, and the 10th anniversary of the team's… move to Washington, DC. But the memories aren't dead - not by a long shot. Here, finally, is the definitive English-language history of the Montreal Expos, written by New York Times bestselling sportswriter Jonah Keri. 2014.
By John Evangelist Walsh. 1996
Recounts the infamous scientific fraud known as "Piltdown" and suggests its perpetrator. Tells of the 1913 discovery in England of… a humanoid skull and jawbone, which were purported to represent the "missing link" in the evolution of man from ape. Explains how scientists were deceived for forty years. 1996.