Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Pickrell

Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds download free [PDF and Ebook] by John Pickrell year 2014
  • Book name: Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds
  • Author: John Pickrell
  • Release date: 2014/7/20
  • Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780231171786
  • Rating: 9.55 of 10
  • Votes: 689
  • Review by: Willow Stafford
  • Review rating: 7.95 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/12
  • Total pages: 240
  • Includes a PDF summary of 22 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggest 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 the 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 12H20M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Birds (ornithology), Wildlife: Birds & Birdwatching, Dinosaurs & The Prehistoric World, Palaeontology, Reptiles, Rocks, Minerals & Fossils, Zoology & Animal Sciences, Evolution
  • Available formats: RTF, EPUB, WORD, TXT, DOC, MobiPocket, PPT, PDF. Compressed in TBZ2, TAR.Z, LZ, TAR.GZ, RAR, CBC, ZIP
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 31.57 USD
  • Dimensions: 159x235x20.32mm
  • Weight: 521.63g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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