Dino ACROCANTHOSAURUS: (ak-ro-KANTH-o-sawr-us) "High-spined Lizard" (Greek akro- = high akantha = spine + sauros = lizard, refering to the spines on its vertebrae) A CARNOSAUR of Early Creataceous North America. This 40 foot (12m) meat-eating relative of ALLOSAURUS walked on two legs. It had a large head with sharp, sawlike TEETH. Projections up to 17 inches (43 cm) long grew on its vertebarae. These SPINES were probably embedded in a thick ridge of muscle.
<http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/dinosaurs-other-extinct-creatures/mass-extinctions/end-permian-mass-extinction/index.html>. Hallam, A., and Wignall, P.B. Mass Extinctions and Their Aftermath. Athens: Oxford, 1997. Print.
My first piece of evidence in favour of human activity leading to extinction is ‘humans are driving animals to extinction faster than they can evolve ‘written by Juliette Jowit, (on Sunday the 7th of March 2010), the guardian newspaper, 15/01/15. This source is very reliable as it has been said by experts on animal, survival and extinction. In this article it explains that humans are one of the main causes of animal extinction and this is driven by the destruction of habitats(deforestation),hunting, the spread of alien predators(invasive species),disease and climate change. Also, due to these causes humans are effecting the cycle of evolution and this partly happens through the
Claire Minton Clare Echterling English 102 August 30, 12 QCQ: Hitt, “Dinosaur Dreams: Reading the Bones of America’s Psychic Mascot” “Controversial scholarship has turned up a new interpretation of how the great-meat-eater lived, and it is so at odds with T. rex’s public persona that even scholars hate to talk about him anymore. In a sense, the scientific reality of the King of the Tyrant Lizards has laid bare our symbolic uses of him. So T. is hiding.” (Hitt, 109). The essay describes the typical American view of the T. rex as the “great-meat-eater” and “King of the Tyrant Lizards;” powerful, scary, a predator. But the theory about the true nature of the T. rex, developed by the “self credentialed iconoclast” Jack Horner, is quite at
The Tyrannosaurus Rex also known as T-Rex, lived during the late cretaceous period which is about 70 million years ago. T-Rex lived along river valleys in North America. This dinosaur was 40 feet long and 20 feet tall. The T-Rex was a carnivore dinosaur which meant it ate nothing but meat. It will eat so many pounds of meat because it had powerful jaw muscles.
3. Perform independent research to answer the following questions: Cite resources used o A. What was the size or tons of the object that impacted Earth during the late Mesozoic – often given credit for causing the dinosaur extinction? Discuss where the impact occurred, what size crater was produced, how fast it was traveling, and how did this event impact the Earth? o B.
Michael Gomez 11/28/11 In the short story, “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury, the setting takes place in a time traveling company where people are given the opportunity to go back in time to the era of the dinosaurs and be able to kill one. Eckels and a few others take the opportunity and decide to go back in time and kill a tyrannosaurs rex. The usage of foreshadowing brings out the conflict where Travis (Group leader) kills Eckels. The constant threats said by Travis directed to Eckels, brings suspicion in the audience if he kills Eckels or not. Eckels as an hunter, is motivated to go back in time, not only be able to see one in his own eyes, but kill a T-rex.
The biggest threat that NASA has identified is an asteroid named Apophis. However, it is not coming on ‘end of the world December 21, 2012 doomsday’ and is currently on a Level 0 on the Torino Scale. Because our ozone layer is thinning, there is a big possibility that if an asteroid hit our planet it would cause turmoil and destruction. One of the significant times this occurred was when the dinosaurs were wiped out. The surface of the moon is an example of such impacts, and the craters that people see today on the moon, people are starting to see on the
China is just as bad with there one child only law. “If you're going to wipe out 20 percent of your population, nature is not going to sit by and watch.” (Freiberg 13) The part about nature not just sitting by and watch reminds me of Jurassic Park. In the movie the dinosaurs where to be all female but eggs were found, nature found a way to rebalance the dinosaurs by changing the sex of some of them. This was due to the amphibian DNA that was used to fill in some of the genetic code. Amphibians are prone to changing sexes in an unbalanced environment.
The 11th hour, is a documentary film produced by Hollywood superstar Leonardo Dicaprio. The film highlights how the human race, is causing sever ever-lasting damage to the earth by the constant need to develop economically. Dicaprio’s documentary invites over 50 experts from various academic fields, to give their opinions and possible solutions to the environmental issue at hand. The documentary implies that the human race is in danger from its own action, hinting that humanity could be extinct within the near future, due to Global warming, deforestation, depilation of oceans habitats, exhaustion of food resources, and the mass release of unnatural substances into nature. These environmental catastrophes originate from the belief that human kind is superior to nature and other living creatures.