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Pterosaurs : from deep time

Author: David Unwin
Publisher: New York : Pi Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Here is the first complete portrait of the legendary flying dragons of deep time - the pterosaurs - designed for non-specialists, yet founded on the real science of these bizarre creatures. Presented lucidly and accessibly by one of the world's leading experts, David Unwin's book is built on a mountain of new fossil discoveries and the latest research."
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Unwin, David.
Pterosaurs.
New York : Pi Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)623058665
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Unwin
ISBN: 013146308X 9780131463080
OCLC Number: 61710476
Notes: "A Peter N. Névraumont book."
Description: 347 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Dragons of the air --
Pterosaur planet --
Considering medusa --
A tree for Pterosaurs --
The head inside out --
The body inside out --
Babes on the wing --
High fliers --
Grounded --
The Pterosaur story --
Postscript --
Appendix: List of valid Pterosaur species.
Other Titles: Pterosaurs from deep time
Responsibility: David M. Unwin.

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"Here is the first complete portrait of the legendary flying dragons of deep time - the pterosaurs - designed for non-specialists, yet founded on the real science of these bizarre creatures. Presented lucidly and accessibly by one of the world's leading experts, David Unwin's book is built on a mountain of new fossil discoveries and the latest research."

"Packed with seventy color and eighty-five black and white illustrations - including eight full-page original color paintings that are scientific recreations of different pterosaur species - The Pterosaurs From Deep Time takes readers on an expedition back through the lost world of the Earth's deep past."--Jacket.

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