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Dyke, Gareth

Living Dinosaurs: The Evolutionary History of Modern Birds

Dyke, Gareth - Living Dinosaurs: The Evolutionary History of Modern Birds, ebook

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Living Dinosaurs offers a snapshot of our current understanding of the origin and evolution of birds.  After slumbering for more than a century, avian palaeontology has been awakened by startling new discoveries on almost every continent. Controversies about whether dinosaurs had real feathers or whether birds were related to dinosaurs have been swept away and replaced by new and more difficult questions: How old is the avian lineage? How did birds learn to fly? Which birds survived the great extinction that ended the Mesozoic Era and how did the avian genome evolve? Answers to these questions may help us understand how the different kinds of living birds are related to one another and how they evolved into their current niches. More importantly, they may help us understand what we need to do to help them survive the dramatic impacts of human activity on the planet.

Keywords: Paleontology, Paleobiology & Geobiology

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
440 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781119990451
Printed ISBN
9780470656662

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