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...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Pickrell, John (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
Online Access:CONNECT
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.