The discovery of the first feathered dinosaur in China in 1996 sent shockwaves through the palaeontological world. Were the feathers part of a complex mating ritual, or a stepping stone in the evolution of flight? And just how closely related is a T. rex to a chicken?
Award-winning journalist John Pickrell reveals how dinosaurs developed flight and became the birds in our backyards. He delves into the latest discoveries in China, the US, Europe and uncovers a thriving black market in fossils and infighting between dinosaur hunters, plus the controversial plan to use a chicken to bring dinosaurs back from the dead.
- Author: John Pickrell
- ISBN: 9781742233666
- Publisher: New South Publishing
- Date of Publication: 01 Oct 2014
- Number of Pages: 240
- Format: Paperback
- Product Dimensions (cm): 15.3 x 23.4 x 2