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

Author: Gregory S Paul
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press c 2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory S Paul
ISBN: 0801867630 9780801867637
OCLC Number: 845525905
Description: IX, 460 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme 29 cm
Contents: Contents:PrefacePART I : Getting StartedChapter 1: A HistoryChapter 2: The Science of Bird OriginsPART II: Skeletons, Bones and Other Remains of the MesozoicChapter 3: SkullsChapter 4: SkeletonsChapter 5: Feathers and Other FluffPART III: Flight: How and Why it Evolves, Why it is Lost, and How to Tell WhenChapter 6: The Beginnings of Flight: From the Ground Up, or the Trees Down?Chapter 7: The Early Evolution of FlightChapter 8: The Loss of FlightPART IV: The Archaeopteryx problemChapter 9: Lifestyle for the UrvogelPART V: Who Is Related to Whom, and Why?Chapter 10: Looking for the True Bird AncestorChapter 11: Were Some Dinosaurs Neoflightless Birds?Chapter 12: A Look at the Phylogenetics of Predatory DinosaursPART VI: A Modest ScenarioChapter 13: The MesozoicChapter 14: The Great ExtinctionChapter 15: The CenozoicAppendixBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Gregory S. Paul
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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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