The Big Countdown
34.7 Quadrillion Minutes Since the Last Dinosaurs Died
Paul Mason, design and illustration Mark Ruffle
The Big Countdown is a factual meltdown of information about dinosaurs. We learn, at the time of writing, that it’s 34. 7 Quadrillion Minutes since the Last Dinosaurs Died. Yet, did you know that a tiger’s incisor is 8cm against the 30cm of a Tyrannosaurus Rex? (Yes, I took out my ruler too!) On one double-page five different facts are offered, including information about the most expensive dinosaur fossil ever sold (US $8, 362, 500)! I love the comparisons Paul Mason includes in his information. For example, the plant eating Argentinosaurus was the heaviest dinosaur and lived alongside other gargantuan family members in South America. Its estimated weight of 80 tonnes, compares to 1, 000 men or 20 hippos!
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