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Arthur Lakes Discovery

Robert T. Bakker

Dr. Robert T. Bakker is the scientist generally accredited with the 'Dinosaur Renaissance' of recent times, largely through his quite revolutionary ideas on the characteristics and lifestyles of the creatures, which have won him much acclaim.


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He was born in Bergen, New Jersey in 1945. Bakker has argued that these creatures are not 'giant lizards', but rather hot-blooded bird relatives. He is adjunct curator of the Tate Geological Museum, Casper  College, Wyoming. He has an appealing enthusiasm which is promoted through writing, appearing on TV, and working with schoolchildren and undergraduates. Bakker was scientific consultant to Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park'.