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The Resource Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds, John Pickrell

Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds, John Pickrell

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Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds
Title
Flying dinosaurs
Title remainder
how fearsome reptiles became birds
Statement of responsibility
John Pickrell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 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 these 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."--Dust jacket flap, page 2
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Pickrell, John
Dewey number
567.918
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
QE862.P7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pterosauria
  • Dinosaurs
  • Birds
  • NATURE
  • Birds
  • Dinosaurs
Label
Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds, John Pickrell
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
887506831
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538787
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 10.7312/pick17178
  • ebc1763972
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5b744f5c-2e8c-4cf2-8135-0ca83b5c47bd
  • 22573/ctt14828p6
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)887506831
Label
Flying dinosaurs : how fearsome reptiles became birds, John Pickrell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
887506831
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231538787
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
  • 10.7312/pick17178
  • ebc1763972
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 5b744f5c-2e8c-4cf2-8135-0ca83b5c47bd
  • 22573/ctt14828p6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)887506831

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