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Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds, John Pickrell

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Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds
Title
Flying dinosaurs
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how fearsome reptiles became birds
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John Pickrell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidence--bones, genetics, eggs, behavior, and more--has shown a seamless transition from fleet-footed carnivores to the ancestors of modern birds. Mixing colorful portraits with news on the latest fossil findings and interviews with leading paleontologists in the United States, China, Europe, and Australia, John Pickrell explains and details dinosaurs' development of flight. This special capacity introduced a whole new range of abilities for these animals and helped them survive a mass extinction when thousands of other dinosaur species that once populated the Earth did not. Pickrell also turns his journalistic eye toward the stories behind the latest discoveries, investigating the role of the Chinese black market in trading fossils, the controversies among various dinosaur hunters, the interference of national governments intent on protecting scientific information, and the race to publish findings first that make this research such a dynamic area of science."--Dust jacket flap, page 2
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Title
Flying dinosaurs
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Summary
The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidence -- bones, genetics, eggs, behavior, and more -- demonstrates a seamless transition from fleet-footed carnivores to the ancestors of modern birds. Mixing colorful portraits with news on the latest fossil findings and interviews with leading paleontologists in the United States, China, Europe, and Australia, award-winning journalist John Pickrell details dinosaurs' development of flight, which introduced a whole new range of abilities for the animals and helped them survive best out of the thousands of dinosaur species that once populated the Earth
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Genre
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10360595
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
567.918
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QE862.P7
LC item number
P53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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how fearsome reptiles became birds
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how fearsome reptiles became birds
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John Pickrell
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How fearsome reptiles became birds
Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds, John Pickrell
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Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds, John Pickrell
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"First published in Australia by NewSouth, an imprint of the University of New South Wales Press, Ltd."--Title page verso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Foreword / by Philip Currie -- Preface -- Introduction : a whole new world -- Before we begin -- The missing link -- A feathered revolution begins -- The dinosaur hunters -- From dinosaur to bird -- Fake fossils -- The evolution of feathers -- The struggle to the skies -- Sex for T. rex -- Colouring in the dinosaurs -- Back from the dead -- The survival game -- Relationships of the theropod dinosaurs -- An A-Z of feathered dinosaurs
Control code
ocn880565975
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Extent
xxiv, 215 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231171786
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014938400
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)880565975

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