From Dinosaurs to Birds


Author: Angela C. Milner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780565091743

Category: Birds

Page: 64

View: 4994

What do Tyrannosaurus rex and Erithacus rubecula (the common European Robin) have in common? Much more than you might realize - for the robin in your garden is a modern dinosaur - albeit a small one, but perhaps just as aggressive as its distant giant relative.

Feathered Dinosaurs

The Origin of Birds


Author: Thom Holmes,Laurie Holmes

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766014541

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6127

Explores the connection between birds and dinosaurs, details the time and areas where these dinosaurs roamed, as well as what they ate and how they behaved, and discusses major related fossil discoveries.

Dinosaurs of the Air

The Evolution and Loss of Flight in Dinosaurs and Birds


Author: Gregory S. Paul

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801867637

Category: Nature

Page: 460

View: 616

"If you want to dig seriously into one of today's most fascinating evolutionary debates, and aren't afraid of anatomy, you'll delight in Dinosaurs of the Air." -- New Scientist


der Urvogel von Solnhofen


Author: Peter Wellnhofer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899370768

Category: Archaeopteryx

Page: 256

View: 816

A Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and Other Winged Dinosaurs


Author: Matthew P. Martyniuk

Publisher: Pan Aves

ISBN: 0988596504

Category: Birds

Page: 191

View: 2235

A comprehensive illustrated guide to the birds of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods and their dinosaurian forebears. Each species is illustrated in multiple views with size and distinguishing features highlighted. Includes introduction summarizing current research into bird origins and evolution, and what we know (and don't know) about the life appearance and habits of the first birds.

The Puzzle of the Dinosaur-bird

The Story of Archaeopteryx


Author: Miriam Schlein,Mark Hallett

Publisher: Dial

ISBN: 9780803712829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 4090

Discusses the reconstructed fossil remains of the small feathered creature called the Archaeopteryx which resembled both dinosaurs and birds

How Dinosaurs Took Flight

The Fossils, the Science, what We Think We Know, and the Mysteries Yet Unsolved


Author: Christopher Sloan

Publisher: National Geographic Soc Childrens books

ISBN: 9780792272984

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1541

Looks at the evidence of dinosaurs with skeletal structures and feathers so similar to birds and why that is convincing many scientists that birds evolved from dinosaurs.

The Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved!


Author: Ken Ham

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 0890512825

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 190

View: 9225

Book presents dinosaurs as part of God's creation and uses them to introduce Biblical concepts.

Dinosaur Odyssey

Fossil Threads in the Web of Life


Author: Scott D. Sampson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520269896

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 7144

"By Dr. Scott the paleontologist, from PBS Kids' Dinosaur train"--Cover.



Author: Caroline Bingham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831010516

Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 127

View: 4203

The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book


Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney,Thomas E Svarney

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593263

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 5109

Featuring more than 600 questions about dinosaurs—such as What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds? Did dinosaurs travel in herds? and Where and what is the Dinosaur Freeway?—this fun-filled fact-book provides a wealth of information on the lives and habits of these astonishing creatures. From the Tyrannosaurus rex to the Stegosaurus, the guide profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today. Delightful and intriguing, this comprehensive record includes the debates still surrounding the origins and fate of these creatures that dominated the earth for millions of years but seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye.

Riddle of the Feathered Dragons

Hidden Birds of China


Author: Alan Feduccia

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300164351

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 5716

Examining and interpreting recent spectacular fossil discoveries in China, paleontologists have arrived at a prevailing view: there is now incontrovertible evidence that birds represent the last living dinosaur. But is this conclusion beyond dispute? In this book, evolutionary biologist Alan Feduccia provides the most comprehensive discussion yet of the avian and associated evidence found in China, then exposes the massive, unfounded speculation that has accompanied these discoveries and been published in the pages of prestigious scientific journals. Advocates of the current orthodoxy on bird origins have ignored contrary data, misinterpreted fossils, and used faulty reasoning, the author argues. He considers why and how the debate has become so polemical and makes a plea to refocus the discussion by “breaking away from methodological straitjackets and viewing the world of origins anew.” Drawing on a lifetime of study, he offers his own current understanding of the origin of birds and avian flight.


Fakes & Mistakes in the World of Science


Author: Editors of Yes Mag

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554532078

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6406

Filled with facts, experiments, amusing anecdotes, and thought-provoking quotations, a guide helps readers to distinguish between fact and fiction in the realm of science.

Deep Alberta

Fossil Facts and Dinosaur Digs


Author: John Acorn

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 177212009X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 2610

Alberta is well known for its fossil treasures, and author John Acorn is as keen on the long-dead creatures of Alberta as he is on the living. Here, John features 80 of the most noteworthy fossils, fossil locations, and fossil hunters from this most palaeontological of provinces. There's more to the story of "deep Alberta" than dinosaurs, but dinosaur fans will find all their favourite beasts here as well -- from Edmontosaurus to Tyrannosaurus rex, and everything in-between. Then there are the surprises, such as the world's oldest pike, the discovery of a venomous mammal, and the fossils found in such unlikely places as Edmonton and Calgary. Prepared with the collaboration of palaeontologists around Alberta, and the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum, this is a book that is long overdue, and that deserves a place on everyone's bookshelf.

Time Traveler

In Search of Dinosaurs and Other Fossils from Montana to Mongolia


Author: Michael Novacek

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374528768

Category: Nature

Page: 380

View: 9172

An internationally acclaimed paleontologist, who has unearthed significant fossils on almost every continent, presents a compelling account of how his childhood fervor for dinosaurs became a lifelong commitment to cutting-edge science, documenting his many adventures, from Los Angeles to the rich fossil badlands of the Gobi desert. Reprint.

Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers?


Author: Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064452182

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6366

Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers? Birds have feathers, but did you know some dinosaurs did too? New fossils have shown that as long as 145 million years ago, some dinosaurs had feathers, just as birds do. The birds you see outside your window are relatives of these ancient creatures. Ages 5-9

Jurassic Park


Author: Michael Crichton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453811508


Page: 576

View: 3492