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Dinosaurs of the air : the evolution and loss of flight in dinosaurs and birds

Author: Gregory S Paul
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2002.
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"Dinosaurs of the Air: The Evolution and Loss of Flight in Dinosaurs and Birds presents the most recent work of renowned evolutionary scientist and dinosaur illustrator Gregory Paul. Dinosaurs of the Air synthesizes the growing body of evidence which suggests that modern-day birds have evolved from theropod dinosaurs of prehistoric times. Paul argues provocatively for the idea that the ancestor-descendant  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory S Paul
ISBN: 9780801867637 0801867630
OCLC Number: 45743292
Description: ix, 460 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: A history --
The science of bird origins --
Skulls --
Skeletons --
Feathers and other fluff --
The beginnings of flight : from the ground up or from the trees down --
The early evolution of flight --
The loss of flight --
The lifestyle of A history --
The science of bird origins --
Skulls --
Skeletons --
Feathers and other fluff --
The beginnings of flight : from the ground up or from the trees down --
The early evolution of flight --
The loss of flight --
The lifestyle of the urvogel --
Looking for the true bird ancestor --
Were some dinosaurs also neoflightless birds --
A look at the phylogenetics of predatory dinosaurs --
The mesozoic --
The great extinction --
The cenozoic : the age of neornithines.
Responsibility: Gregory S. Paul.
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Full of rich detail for the specialist but accessible to the intelligent lay reader, the book includes the author's own stunning illustrations and a technical appendix which provides information, for  Read more...

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Paul has succeeded in producing a beautiful book that will be an invaluable reference for those interested in avian origins for many years to come. -- Graham K. Taylor * Ibis * If you want to dig Read more...

 
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