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Feathered Dinosaurs: The Origin of Birds

Feathered Dinosaurs: The Origin of Birds (Hardback)

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New fossil evidence makes clear that not all dinosaurs suffered extinction 65 million years ago. It's a revelation that has profoundly changed the way we perceive the natural world and has given us a new understanding about the origins of birds. We now believe that all living birds are descendants of certain predatory dinosaurs, the theropods. Indeed, many theropods are preserved with feathers as part of their skin. The transition from small, feathered dinosaur to primitive flying bird is now accepted as an anatomically seamless evolutionary event. Feathered Dinosaurs dramatically brings to life all the known groups of dinosaurs that bore feathers. Through the eyes of one of the world's most acclaimed natural history artists, Peter Schouten, their peculiar physical traits are matched with living creatures to develop a series of imaginative life paintings of this fascinating extinct group. Palaeontologist and popular science author John Long provides an easily readable text that explains each of the steps in going from dinosaur to bird, and how flight evolved.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsDinosaurs & the prehistoric worldScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesEvolutionScience & MathematicsEarth sciencesPalaeontology Publisher: CSIRO Publishing Publication Date: 01/04/2008 ISBN-13: 9780643094345  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Renowned palaeontologist John Long has collected fossils in Antarctica, Africa, throughout Asia and has worked extensively in North America, Europe and in every part of Australia. He has published over 200 scientific papers and general science articles, and has named almost 50 new species of prehistoric creatures through his work. John has authored or co-authored some 24 books, and in 2001 won the prestigious Eureka Prize for the Public Promotion of Science. He is currently Head of Sciences for Museum Victoria.

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