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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John A Long; Peter Schouten
|Notes:||Originally published: CSIRO publishing, Australia.|
|Description:||xii, 193 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm|
|Contents:||Dinosaurs, Darwin and fossils --
Mighty tyrannosaurs and their humble ancestry --
Fleet-footed ostrich mimics --
Ornitholestes, compys and kin --
The monster claws --
The egg brooders --
The deadly raptors --
The little smart ones --
Bird dinosaurs and dinosaur birds.
|Responsibility:||John Long and Peter Schouten ; foreword by Luis M. Chiappe.|
"In this book, palaeontologist and popular science author John Long unravels the mysteries of the origin of birds and the evolution of flight. He details the transition from small, feathered dinosaur to primitive flying bird - a shift that is now widely accepted as an anatomically seamless evolutionary event."--Jacket.
This volume is thought-provoking and attractive, and anyone (of any age) interested in dinosaurs will enjoy looking at it. Darren Naish, Fortean Times Peter Schouten's wonderful artwork is the focus