This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: In Dinosaurs of the Air , Greg Paul provides us with original and innovative ideas, fine analysis, beautiful illustrations, and an important contribution to the literature of paleontology. It takes an innovative direction, suggesting that many groups of birdlike dinosaurs are the flightless descendants of animals that we would normally consider birds. It thus has the potential to become a true classic. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Dinosaurs of the Air: The Evolution and Loss of Flight in Dinosaurs and Birds presents the most recent work of renowned evolutionary scientist and dinosaur illustrator Gregory Paul. Dinosaurs of the Air synthesizes the growing body of evidence which suggests that modern-day birds have evolved from theropod dinosaurs of prehistoric times. Paul argues provocatively for the idea that the ancestor-descendant relationship between the dinosaurs and birds can on occasion be reversed, and that many dinosaurs were secondarily flightless descendants of creatures we would regard as birds.
Controversial and comprehensive, Dinosaurs of the Air also offers new, firsthand interpretations of major fossils; a balanced, rewarding discussion of the ways we think flight may have evolved (comparing "ground up" and "trees down" scenarios); a close look at the famous urvogel Archaeopteryx, discussing what it can and cannot tell us about bird origins; and in-depth analyses of bird and theropod phylogenetics. Full of rich detail for the specialist but accessible to the intelligent lay reader, the book includes the author's own stunning illustrations and a technical appendix which provides information, for example, on body mass/wing dimension relationships and avian/dinosaurian metabolics.
Vom Verlag: "In Dinosaurs of the Air, Greg Paul provides us with original and innovative ideas, fine analysis, beautiful illustrations, and an important contribution to the literature of paleontology. It takes an innovative direction, suggesting that many groups of birdlike dinosaurs are the flightless descendants of animals that we would normally consider birds. It thus has the potential to become a true classic."—Lawrence Witmer, Ohio University
"As a dinosaur paleontologist, I have had a long interest in the artistic and scientific aspects of Greg Paul's work. In Dinosaurs of the Air, he boldly discusses the idea that familiar Cretaceous dinosaurs such as Velociraptor and Oviraptor may have had flying ancestors. While many will disagree with Paul's conclusions, his artistic skill and original thinking will make them hard to ignore."—Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., University of Maryland, College Park
Buchbeschreibung Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Oversized hardcover with DJ. Green cloth over boards with silver lettering on spine. Covers are clean and unmarked, with some light bumping to foot of spine. Corners remain sharp and tight. Green DJ with white lettering is clean and glossy, with light shelf-wear along bottom edge and corners; fits snug to boards. Title page not dated. Copyright page dated 2002. 460 pages. Pages are clean and bright, with black and white illustrations throughout. Binding is square and strong. This is an oversized (and overweight) book. Extra shipping charges may be required for international or priority delivery. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9-2309
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Acceptable. An acceptable and readable copy. All pages are intact, and the spine and cover are also intact. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 467EJZ000DO0
Buchbeschreibung The Johns Hopkins University Pre, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001054860
Buchbeschreibung Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. Cloth. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Text is bright and unmarked, though the page edges are lightly foxed. Covers are slightly flared; binding is tight and square. Dust jacket is ever so slightly edge worn. Overseas/Priority shipping at cost. 472pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 053281
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Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Dinosaurs of the Air: The Evolution and Loss of Flight in Dinosaurs and Birds. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Amz5232750
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