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On the wing : insects, pterosaurs, birds, bats and the evolution of animal flight

Author: David E Alexander; Sara Taliaferro
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the Wing is the first book to take a comprehensive look at the evolution of flight in all four groups of powered flyers: insects, pterosaurs, birds and bats. David Alexander describes and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David E Alexander; Sara Taliaferro
ISBN: 9780199996773 0199996776
OCLC Number: 928839736
Description: xi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Can't Tell the Players without a Scorecard ; 2 Theme and Variations: Similarities and Differences among Nature's Flyers ; 3 How to Fly? ; 4 Gliding Animals: Flight without Power ; 5 Insects: First to Fly ; 6 Birds: The Feathered Flyers ; 7 Bats: Wings in the Dark ; 8 Pterosaurs: Bygone Dragons ; 9 Pedestrians Descended from Flyers: Loss of Flight ; 10 Unifying Themes?
Responsibility: David E. Alexander; illustrations by Sara L. Taliaferro.

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On the Wing would be an excellent introduction to the field for amateur birders and entomologists - or just the flight curious. Furthermore, while reading, I found myself designing an undergraduate Read more...

 
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