Flying Dinosaurs: How fearsome reptiles became birds

NewSouth
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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 evolution of flight? And just how closely related 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. 

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About the author

John Pickrell is an award-winning journalist and the editor of Australian Geographic. He has also worked for Cosmos, New Scientist, Science, National Geographic, and Science News.

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Publisher
NewSouth
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Published on
Jun 1, 2014
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781742241760
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Science / Paleontology
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