Feathered Dinosaurs and the Origin of Flight is the first volume of a new scientific journal produced by The Dinosaur Museum of Blanding, Utah. Some of the most controversial questions concerning the relationship of birds and dinosaurs are answered based on amazing new fossils that have spectacular details preserved.
The search for what came before Archaeopteryx is addressed with evidence that will significantly change the popular and widely held current beliefs of scientists and the general public. Previously unknown animals are described for the first time, which are pivotal in the understanding of how flight was achieved by pterosaurs and birds.
These new discoveries are presented in a scientific, but easy to read text with numerous highly detailed photographs and companion drawings. Both historical illustrations and original life restorations are included to demonstrate the changing image of these remarkable animals.
Many of the papers in this volume have been produced in cooperation with organizations from the People's Republic of China, including the Geological Institute, the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, the Liaoning Museum of Paleontology, the Fossil Administration Office of Liaoning, and the Liaoning Provincial Bureau of Land Resources Management.
Several of the fossils in this volume will be featured in the 2004/05 traveling museum exhibit: Feathered Dinosaurs and the Origin of Flight, organized by The Dinosaur Museum and the Liaoning Fossil Administration Office. The exhibit will premiere at the San Diego Natural History Museum from February 7, 2004 through January 2, 2005 and then continue to travel to other museums.
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