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The Resource Birds of stone : Chinese avian fossils from the age of dinosaurs, Luis M. Chiappe, Meng Qingjin

Birds of stone : Chinese avian fossils from the age of dinosaurs, Luis M. Chiappe, Meng Qingjin

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Birds of stone : Chinese avian fossils from the age of dinosaurs
Title
Birds of stone
Title remainder
Chinese avian fossils from the age of dinosaurs
Statement of responsibility
Luis M. Chiappe, Meng Qingjin
Title variation
Chinese avian fossils from the age of dinosaurs
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When fossils of birds from China's Jehol region first appeared in scientific circles, the world took notice. These Mesozoic masterpieces are between 120 and 131 million years old and reveal incredible details that capture the diversity of ancient bird life. Paleontologists all over the world began to collaborate with Chinese colleagues as new and wondrous fossil-related discoveries became regular events. The pages of National Geographic and major scientific journals described the intricate views of feathers as well as food still visible in the guts of these ancient birds. Now, for the first time, a sweeping collection of the most interesting of Jehol's avian fossils is on display in this beautiful book. Birds of Stone makes visible the unexpected avian diversity that blanketed the earth just a short time (geologically speaking) after a dinosaur lineage gave rise to the first birds. Our visual journey through these fossils is guided by Luis M. Chiappe, a world expert on early birds, and Meng Qingjin, a leading figure in China's natural history museum community. Together, they help us understand the "meaning" of each fossil by providing straightforward narratives that accompany the full-page photographs of the Jehol discoveries. Anyone interested in the history of life-from paleontologists to inquisitive birders-will find Birds of Stone an irresistible feast for the eyes and mind
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DLC
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Chiappe, Luis M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Meng, Qingjin
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  • Birds, Fossil
  • Birds, Fossil
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Birds
Label
Birds of stone : Chinese avian fossils from the age of dinosaurs, Luis M. Chiappe, Meng Qingjin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The world of the Mesozoic -- Mesozoic life -- The rise of birds -- Feathered dinosaurs -- Flying dinosaurs -- The origin of feathers -- The Mesozoic aviary -- Avian flight -- Becoming airborne -- Flight refinement -- The Jehol biota -- The Jehol avifauna
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9781421420240
Lccn
2015037774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922697835
  • (OCoLC)ocn922697835
  • 855624
Label
Birds of stone : Chinese avian fossils from the age of dinosaurs, Luis M. Chiappe, Meng Qingjin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The world of the Mesozoic -- Mesozoic life -- The rise of birds -- Feathered dinosaurs -- Flying dinosaurs -- The origin of feathers -- The Mesozoic aviary -- Avian flight -- Becoming airborne -- Flight refinement -- The Jehol biota -- The Jehol avifauna
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9781421420240
Lccn
2015037774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922697835
  • (OCoLC)ocn922697835
  • 855624

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