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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
Dinosaurs didn't die out when an asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago. Get ready to unthink what you thought you knew and journey into the deep, dark depths of the Jurassic. The discovery of the first feathered dinosaur in China in 1996 sent shockwaves through the palaeontological world. Were the feathers part of a complex mating ritual, or a stepping stone in the evolution of flight? And just how closely related is T. rex to a chicken? Award-winning journalist John Pickrell reveals how dinosaurs developed flight and became the birds in our backyards. He delves into the latest discoveries in China, the US, Europe and uncovers a thriving black market in fossils and infighting between dinosaur hunters, plus the controversial plan to use a chicken to bring dinosaurs back from the dead
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pickrell, John
Dewey number
567.918
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QE862.O7
LC item number
P52 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pterosauria
  • Saurischia
  • Dinosaurs
  • Birds
  • Saurischia
  • Birds
  • Dinosaurs
  • Pterosauria
  • Dinosaurier
  • Coelurosauria
  • Maniraptora
  • Vögel
  • Evolution
Label
Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds, John Pickrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-204, 207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A whole new world -- Before we begin -- The missing link -- A feathered revolution begins -- The dinosaur hunters -- From dinosaur to bird -- Fake fossils -- The evolution of feathers -- The struggle to the skies -- Sex for T. rex -- Colouring in the dinosaurs -- Back from the dead -- The survival game -- Relationships of the theropod dinosaurs -- An A-Z of feathered dinosaurs
Control code
1101070
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 215 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742233666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781742233666
  • (OCoLC)867526808
Label
Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds, John Pickrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-204, 207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A whole new world -- Before we begin -- The missing link -- A feathered revolution begins -- The dinosaur hunters -- From dinosaur to bird -- Fake fossils -- The evolution of feathers -- The struggle to the skies -- Sex for T. rex -- Colouring in the dinosaurs -- Back from the dead -- The survival game -- Relationships of the theropod dinosaurs -- An A-Z of feathered dinosaurs
Control code
1101070
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 215 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742233666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781742233666
  • (OCoLC)867526808

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