Kings of creation: how a new breed of scientists is revolutionizing our understanding of dinosaurs
Half of all known dinosaur species have been discovered in only the past two decades, thanks to a young generation of paleontologists who are reinvigorating the field of dinosaur studies. In Dinosaurs Rediscovered, science journalist Don Lessem describes these adventurous scientists and their remarkable finds. Photos and line drawings throughout.
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The Carboniferous, 345 to 280 million years ago, however, seems a better place
to start, for by then the evolutionary path of our ancestors and the dinosaurs' had
already split. It was then that the first reptiles arose from amphibian ancestors, ...
These peculiarities on a winged creature suggested that Archaeopteryx was an
evolutionary intermediate between reptiles and birds. The question of bird
ancestry was, for most of this century, considered resolved by a Danish amateur ...
Archaeopteryx, with its bird feathers but long, reptilian tail, constituted, to
Chatterjee's mind, another evolutionary move toward flight, as bats did among
mammals, or pterosaurs among reptiles. This particular experiment may well
have ended ...
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A Baedeker to the sprawling, brawling world of dinosaur research. Lessem, a science journalist who has founded the Dinosaur Foundation to promote the study of every kid's favorite beasties, delivers a ... Read full review
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Dinosaur paleontology has been a sensationalist science since the beginning; from the Crystal Palace dinner inside a model Iguanodon, to the Cope and March dinosaur wars, to Roy C. Andrews's dinosaur ... Read full review
The Truth About Dinosaurs
Glossary of Essential Terms
Approaching the Dinosaur Frontier
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