The Griffin and the Dinosaur by Marc Aronson audiobook

The Griffin and the Dinosaur: How Adrienne Mayor Discovered a Fascinating Link Between Myth and Science

By Marc Aronson with Adrienne Mayor
Read by Graham Rowat

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781426311086

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664443341

  • ISBN: 9781664551176

Runtime: 0.64 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2014 Eureka! Award

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Award-winning author and School Library Journal blogger Marc Aronson joins National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor on a fascinating quest to connect the ancient Greek's mythological griffin-part lion, part eagle-with their discovery of dinosaur bones.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Graham Rowat’s lyrical performance is immediately engaging…His lively narration highlights the story’s historical details. Best of all, his sober yet whimsical tone is perfectly suited to this story…Rowat’s modulations convey Adrienne Mayor’s fascination with the natural world, stories, and Greek mythology…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Over the course of eight well-written chapters, information about Mayor’s life and research unfolds, letting readers travel to the many countries she visited to conduct her work…A solid addition about mythology, art, and science for most collections.” School Library Journal
“[A] forcefully written tribute to the thrill of archaeological discovery…As a largely self-taught researcher, rather than a pure product of academe, Mayor also provides a model for Aronson’s liberating, if arguable, contention that ‘anyone can become an expert, it just takes being patient, observant, and curious.’” Booklist
“Reading like a true detective story, Aronson with input from Adrienne Mayor herself, crafts and engaging account of dedication and resolve…There are many classroom applications for this title. It is an excellent biography of a resourceful woman, compliments units on storytelling and oral tradition, is an interesting examination of ancient people, and a glimpse into an exciting and fascinating branch of science.” Children’s Literature

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Author

Author Bio: Marc Aronson

Author Bio: Marc Aronson

Marc Aronson is an editor and author of many award-winning books for young people, including Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies and Pick-Up Game, which he coedited with Charles R. Smith Jr.

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Author Bio: Adrienne Mayor

Author Bio: Adrienne Mayor

Adrienne Mayor is the author of Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World and The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times. She is a research scholar in classics and history of science at Stanford University.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 0.64
Audience: Adult
Language: English