The Flying Dinosaurs: The Illustrated Guide To The Evolution Of Flight by Philip J. CurrieThe Flying Dinosaurs: The Illustrated Guide To The Evolution Of Flight by Philip J. Currie

The Flying Dinosaurs: The Illustrated Guide To The Evolution Of Flight

byPhilip J. CurrieIllustratorJan Sovak

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The only book available that examines one of the great mysteries of evolution-the origins of flight in the animal kingdom and the controversial link between dinosaurs and birds. Did the great reptiles die out 65 million years ago, or were they well on their way to evolving into the creatures we know as birds? World-renowned paleontologist Philip J. Currie examines the evidence and arrives at some startling conclusions. Features some of the most bizarre species of birds to have ever evolved, including giant flyers with 24-foot wingspans and ground-dwellers weighing over 400 pounds. The author, recognized as the worldís leading expert on predatory dinosaurs, has been featured numerous times in television series such as PBS's Nova and in Walter Cronkite's Dinosaurs.
Philip J. Currie is a Red Deer Press author.
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Title:The Flying Dinosaurs: The Illustrated Guide To The Evolution Of FlightFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 11 × 7 × 0.68 inPublisher:Red Deer PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889950784

ISBN - 13:9780889950788

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 9

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One of the great evolutionary mysteries is the origin of flight. Was there really a smooth transition between flying dinosaurs who evolved to become the precursors to modern-day birds? Or did birds develop independently and flying dinosaurs simply die out? The Flying Dinosaurs is a unique look at some available theories with some surprising conclusions as to their validity. This volume is lavishly illustrated with close to 100 highly detailed pictures, featuring creatures such as giant flyers with 24-foot wingspans and ground-dwellers weighing more than 400 pounds.