From Dinosaurs to Birds


Author: Angela C. Milner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780565091743

Category: Birds

Page: 64

View: 4791

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.

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: 6754

"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

A Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and Other Winged Dinosaurs


Author: Matthew P. Martyniuk

Publisher: Pan Aves

ISBN: 0988596504

Category: Birds

Page: 191

View: 4439

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 Great Dinosaur Mystery Solved!


Author: Ken Ham

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 0890512825

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 190

View: 7728

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

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: 4213

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

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: 7958

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

The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book


Author: Patricia Barnes-Svarney,Thomas E Svarney

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593263

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 1104

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.

Feathered Dinosaurs

The Origin of Birds


Author: Thom Holmes,Laurie Holmes

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766014541

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5617

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.

Riddle of the Feathered Dragons

Hidden Birds of China


Author: Alan Feduccia

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300164351

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 8358

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: 9893

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: 6947

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.

My Beloved Brontosaurus

On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs


Author: Brian Switek

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466836768

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 4679

A Hudson Booksellers Staff Pick for the Best Books of 2013 One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Spring Science Books A Bookshop Santa Cruz Staff Pick Dinosaurs, with their awe-inspiring size, terrifying claws and teeth, and otherworldly abilities, occupy a sacred place in our childhoods. They loom over museum halls, thunder through movies, and are a fundamental part of our collective imagination. In My Beloved Brontosaurus, the dinosaur fanatic Brian Switek enriches the childlike sense of wonder these amazing creatures instill in us. Investigating the latest discoveries in paleontology, he breathes new life into old bones. Switek reunites us with these mysterious creatures as he visits desolate excavation sites and hallowed museum vaults, exploring everything from the sex life of Apatosaurus and T. rex's feather-laden body to just why dinosaurs vanished. (And of course, on his journey, he celebrates the book's titular hero, "Brontosaurus"—who suffered a second extinction when we learned he never existed at all—as a symbol of scientific progress.) With infectious enthusiasm, Switek questions what we've long held to be true about these beasts, weaving in stories from his obsession with dinosaurs, which started when he was just knee-high to a Stegosaurus. Endearing, surprising, and essential to our understanding of our own evolution and our place on Earth, My Beloved Brontosaurus is a book that dinosaur fans and anyone interested in scientific progress will cherish for years to come.



Author: Dougal Dixon

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789497499

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 6162

Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of dinosaurs and environment in which they lived. Includes four two-page spreads with acetate overlays.

Birds: Modern-Day Dinosaurs

Modern-Day Dinosaurs


Author: Kerri O'Donnell

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823981700

Category: Nature

Page: 24

View: 2292

Examines the apparent connection between birds and dinosaurs by comparing fossils, dinosaur bones, and modern birds.

Dinosaurs of Utah


Author: Frank DeCourten

Publisher: Univ of Utah Pr


Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 4555

Traces the history of one of the world's most productive dinosaur-fossil producing regions, and describes the Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystem that produced them

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: 6059

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.

For the Rock Record

Geologists on Intelligent Design


Author: Jill S. Schneiderman,Warren D. Allmon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520257597

Category: Nature

Page: 261

View: 4932

'For the Rock Record' is dedicated to the proposition that the ideas of intelligent design should be of a serious concern to everyone. The editors gather leading figures from the geological community with a wide range of viewpoints that go to the heart of the debate over what is and is not science.



Author: David Norman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150186947


Page: 238

View: 8566


Under the Aurora


Author: Roland A. Gangloff

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253000807

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 8628

Looks at the history of dinosaur discoveries in Alaska and the Arctic, highlighting the methods and challenges of fieldwork in such a harsh environment.