Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds /
"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 c...
New York :
Columbia University Press,
Table of Contents:
- Table of 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 dinosaurs; An A-Z of feathered dinosaurs; Illustrations; References; Glossary; Select bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index.