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  • Title: Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds
  • Author: John Pickrell
  • ISBN: 9781742233666
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback

  • Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds By John Pickrell 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 evolutDinosaurs 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.
    John Pickrell
    John Pickrell is an award winning journalist and the editor of Australian Geographic magazine He has worked in London, Washington DC and Sydney for publications including New Scientist, Science, Science News and Cosmos John s articles can also be found online and in print at BBC Wildlife, National Geographic, Scientific American and the ABC He has been a finalist in the Australian Museum s Eureka prizes three times, won an Earth Journalism Award and featured in The Best Australian Science Writing anthology in 2011 and 2014 John studied biology at Imperial College in the UK and has a Master of Science in taxonomy and biodiversity from London s Natural History Museum.

    Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds By John Pickrell

    Commentaires:

    Walter VDE
    Liked it very much I recommend it to everyone who has a bit of interest in paleontology, dinosaurs and evolution in general The author doesn t write the dry scientific explanations but gives a readable approach to the topic I have his second book in my TBR pile and it just moved up several spots towards the top of the list I don t give the full 5 stars because I did miss illustrations and photo s of the fossils in the various chapters.

    Sofia
    While a tad disjointed and repetitive the chapters read like collated publications from a blog than a cohesive book , it was still a charming book written by someone who is clearly into dinosaurs.

    Pierre Lauzon
    The author presents a convincing case that the birds we see on earth today evolved from reptiles, particularly dinosaurs He cites fossil evidence from 2006 to the present from China, Canada, and the United States that some dinosaurs had feathers that were used for insulation, courtship displays, and early flight This book has caused me to appreciate birds in a new way.The book has 16 pages of beautiful color illustrations of artist conceptions of how certain dinosaurs looked and how they set the [...]

    Travis Mueller
    A book that I randomly encountered at my library and checked out because dinosaurs are always interesting However, I initially wondered if it was really worth reading since I am generally familiar with the discoveries that helped prove that birds descended from dinosaurs, though I wouldn t be able to say exactly who discovered what and when and what they named it Fortunately only the beginning of the book focuses on this sort of information and later sections go into greater detail about the sci [...]

    Nicholas Walsh
    We have learnt about dinosaurs in the two decades since Jurassic Park than during the whole of history up to that point If, like me, you haven t exactly kept on top of all the latest dinosaur findings, this book is an engrossing and very surprising read.A wealth of new fossil evidence has emerged in the last 20 years, showing clear evidence of feathers in dozens of dinosaur species In fact it turns out that many physiological features used to define birds actually emerged far further back in th [...]

    Scott Kennon
    Mr Pickrell is of a journalist than a scientist, and because of that I have to give him some leeway As of this moment, no one knows the exact relationship between dinosaurs and birds The full story has not made itself available in the fossil record, which makes the title of this book a bit deceiving in relation to its contents The reason I am giving the book 5 stars is that I did learn a lot of things from it This is a book that is easily remembered, and a month after reading, I was still recal [...]

    Ryan Klazura
    Fascinating feathered friendsThis book reads much like a lively detective story The author does an excellent job collecting information and explaining how the views of paleontologists have changed based on new evidence.A compelling explanation of the current understanding of dinosaurs and their living descendants Perfect book for birders, dinosaur fanatics, and lovers of science.

    Christina
    Slow to start, but a good book altogether I knew very little about dinosaurs when I picked up this book so I spent a lot of time looking up dinosaurs I had never heard of Jurassic Park would have been very different if it had been created today from the evidence we have now the movie, not the book which I love.

    A Tisbear
    This is basically a general overview of the scientific consensus surrounding feathered dinosaurs The information tended toward interesting than fascinating though there were moments of that too Mostly, I feel like the text could have benefited from images both fossils artistic representations.

    Sharon
    Great introduction and overview of developments in palaeontology and evolutionary biology, re dinosaurs, in the last twenty years Interesting and easy read I personally would love to see a dino chicken see chapter 10 A great pop science read, just wish there were pictures of recent discoveries.

    Pelly L.
    Fantastic popular science The author has done some terrific original research all over the world, and pulled it all together into a package for the dinosaur buffs and the interested readers alike Fascinating wrap up of all the latest research, and plenty of material to throw at the annoying sceptics who think the idea that chickens are dinosaurs is absurd Clearly not

    Paul
    An excellent read about the evolution of flight in the dinosaurs that we also know as birds The writing is clear and easy, with plenty of evidence for the link between dinosaurs and birds Now that paleontologists are looking closely at fossils they are finding features that birds inherited from dinosaurs, such as feathers Recommend this book for anyone.

    Marlowe
    An interesting and straightforward account of modern paleontology in regards to the slew of evidence over the past twenty years cementing the fact that modern birds have direct dinosaur ancestry, and that indeed many dinosaurs were feathered and colourful, not the drab scaly reptilians as popularly illustrated.

    Valerie
    Beautiful color pictures of brightly colored feathered dinosaurs and birds Good introduction to various feathered dinosaurs and how they relate to birds, Chinese dinosaurs, and a history of dinosaur research.

    Nikki Balzer
    easy to read and kept me turning the pages to see what came next the scientific names lost me a bit but I would understand other would have had no difficulty with that this book gave a very real and human touch to dinosaurs , you can tell the author is over enthusiastic about his subject.

    Pat Martin
    wow, new respect for all those bird dinosaurs flying around Lot of good stuff, but also a lot of conjecture Still stunning to realize how our views on dinosaurs have changed from when I was a kid.

    James Russell
    An informative, though rather unexciting read.

    Elentarri
    Interesting and well written book that generally summarizes what is know about the Dinosaur Bird relationship.

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