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The Resource Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds, John Pickrell

Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds, John Pickrell

Label
Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds
Title
Flying dinosaurs
Title remainder
how fearsome reptiles became birds
Statement of responsibility
John Pickrell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidence--bones, genetics, eggs, behavior, and more--has shown a seamless transition from fleet-footed carnivores to the ancestors of modern birds. Mixing colorful portraits with news on the latest fossil findings and interviews with leading paleontologists in the United States, China, Europe, and Australia, John Pickrell explains and details dinosaurs' development of flight. This special capacity introduced a whole new range of abilities for these animals and helped them survive a mass extinction when thousands of other dinosaur species that once populated the Earth did not. Pickrell also turns his journalistic eye toward the stories behind the latest discoveries, investigating the role of the Chinese black market in trading fossils, the controversies among various dinosaur hunters, the interference of national governments intent on protecting scientific information, and the race to publish findings first that make this research such a dynamic area of science."--from cover, page [2]
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
567.918
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QE862.P7
LC item number
P53 2014a
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds, John Pickrell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Australia by NewSouth, an imprint of the University of New South Wales Press, Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Philip Currie -- Preface -- Introduction : a whole new world -- Before we begin -- 1. The missing link -- 2. A feathered revolution begins -- 3. The dinosaur hunters -- 4. From dinosaur to bird -- 5. Fake fossils -- 6. The evolution of feathers -- 7. The struggle to the skies -- 8. Sex for T. rex -- 9. Colouring in the dinosaurs -- 10. Back from the dead -- 11. The survival game -- Relationships of the theropod dinsaurs -- An A-Z of feathered dinosaurs
Control code
1568133
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 215 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231171786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1568133
  • (Sirsi) 1568133
  • (OCoLC)880565975
Label
Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds, John Pickrell
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Australia by NewSouth, an imprint of the University of New South Wales Press, Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Philip Currie -- Preface -- Introduction : a whole new world -- Before we begin -- 1. The missing link -- 2. A feathered revolution begins -- 3. The dinosaur hunters -- 4. From dinosaur to bird -- 5. Fake fossils -- 6. The evolution of feathers -- 7. The struggle to the skies -- 8. Sex for T. rex -- 9. Colouring in the dinosaurs -- 10. Back from the dead -- 11. The survival game -- Relationships of the theropod dinsaurs -- An A-Z of feathered dinosaurs
Control code
1568133
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 215 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231171786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1568133
  • (Sirsi) 1568133
  • (OCoLC)880565975

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