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The World of the Dinosaurs - Symphony of Science

mp3: Now on iTunes: A musical celebration of dinosaurs! "The World of the Dinosaurs" is the 14th installment in the Symphony of Science series; it investigates their habits, extinction, and how we learn about them. Featuring Alice Roberts, Bill Nye, Nigel Marvin, Dallas Campbell and more. Materials used in the creation of this video are from:Dinosaurs AliveBBC "How to Build a Dinosaur"BBC "Extinct: A Horizon Guide to Dinosaurs"Bill Nye - DinosaursPrehistoric ParkDiscovery Channel "Last Day of the Dinosaurs"Jurassic ParkJack Horner's 2011 TED TalkSpecial thanks to everybody who's donated to keep the project alive and to those who helped track down the materials used in this video.*Please note: not every animal depicted in the video is a dinosaur; some are contemporary animals that look like dinosaurs (the flying/swimming ones).Lyrics:[Dr. Alice Roberts]How can we start to come close to animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago?Dinosaurs[Jack Horner]Dinosaurs[Bill Nye]DinosaursDi-Di-Dinosaurs[Dallas Campbell]Dinosaurs weren't just giant lizards But a truly unique kind of reptile[Narrator 1]Dinosaurs roamedFor more than 150 million yearsDinosaurs roamedIn amazing shapes and sizesVery few left evidence of their existenceAnd those bones never cease to fascinate us[Roberts]The more we findThe more complete our understandingUtterly awe-inspiringThe world of the dinosaurs[Campbell]There are always new discoveries out thereWaiting to be found[Narrator 2]Tyrannosaurus, the largest flesh eaterThe world has ever seenDinosaurs - all the dinosaurs-Followed a well trod trail to oblivion [Narrator 1]Rock layers span the age of dinosaursThe deeper the layer, the older the rockAt the top - rock from the CretaceousBelow that, the JurassicAnd near the bottom, red Triassic badlandsWhen dinosaurs first appeared(refrain)(dino breakdown)[Nye]65 million years ago[Nigel Marvin]A meteorite smashed into the Earth[Nye]Hurtling toward our planetAt a hundred thousand kilometers a second**correction: per hour, not second![Roberts]If we'd never found their bones,We wouldn't ever have knownThese ancient animals ever existed(refrain)
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