Raptor Red

Raptor Red

Book - 1995
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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 Redcombines 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. From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Bantam, c1995.
ISBN: 9780553101249
0553101242
Branch Call Number: FIC/Bakke 43mb 01
FIC/Bakke 43a4 01
Characteristics: 246 p. : ill. (some col.), maps.

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xod_s
Oct 08, 2014

I remember Robert T.Bakker as a guest on dinosaur documentaries which I watched as a child in the 90's.

The scientific ,fact-laden method of prose is definitely in this book and to me it reads more like the narration of a nature documentary describing events than what I would expect to find in xenofiction which tries to stay very close to the realism of animal life,since the lack of emotionally weighted prose is evident where instead there are mentions of Darwinian overtones.

I'm not to sure if the ways it was written it would be more like expository vignettes as it isn't to far off from a non-fiction story tracking the occurences in the life of one particular animal.

Still an okay read for the funky unconventional-ness alone with the epilogue of Bakker explaining about how he wonders about the lives of dinosaur probably not counting as fiction.

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robe0358
Jun 16, 2011

Interesting story from the perspective of a female raptor dinosaur.

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