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ISBN: 0684849658 / ISBN-13: 9780684849652

Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight

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A few years after the publication of Charles Darwin's "The Origin of the Species", the scientific world was set aflutter by an amazing discovery: a ... Show synopsis

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  • Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight (Touchstone Books) – Trade paperback (1999)
    by Pat Shipman

    Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight

    Trade paperback, Touchstone Books
    1999
    English
    340 pages

    ISBN: 0684849658
    ISBN-13: 9780684849652

    Prologue: A Flight of Fancy There are seven specimens, and a feather. It is not much to document the origin of bird flight. Strictly speaking, these specimens are not the entire body of evidence. There are, of course, other fossil birds, not to mention bats, pterodactyls, and insects that have a few things to say about bird flight. And there are living creatures, mathematical models, and aerodynamic theories to help us understand this amazing evolutionary accomplishment. Nonetheless, these seven specimens are crucial. They ... Show more

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