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The Jehol Fossils: The Emergence of Feathered Dinosaurs, Beaked Birds and Flowering Plants

No different unmarried quantity connection with the Jehol web site and its fossils exists and nowhere is there the sort of choice of positive photographs of the fossils involved. This publication has pieced jointly the main up to date details at the Jehol Biota, a spot that has proven the realm the most dazzling fossil unearths together with the 1st whole skeleton of Archaeopteryx in 1861, four-winged dinosaurs- many feathered ones, the 1st beaked poultry, the 1st crops with vegetation and culmination, and hundreds of thousands of species of invertebrates. Authors shed new gentle on a couple of attention-grabbing theoretical concerns in evolutionary biology this present day, similar to the starting place and early evolution of a few significant taxonomic teams.

The first chapters provide an inviting advent to the Jehol Biota when it comes to its heritage of research, its major parts, its medical significance, its geographical, geological and biostratigraphic framework, and its well known fossil discoveries. all of the closing chapters offers with a specific organismal workforce of the Biota written by means of major specialists. The ebook is lavishly illustrated with approximately 280 illustrations, which come with two hundred pictures that exhibit the variety of the taxa and wonder in their renovation. the coloured existence restorations, elegantly performed by way of a few of China's so much celebrated clinical illustrators, provide a kiss of lifestyles to the useless bones. even though detailed essentially at an informed public, the ebook can also be a useful resource of data for college students and execs in paleontology, geology, evolutionary biology and technology schooling more often than not.

* Authoritative creation to a thrilling, vintage Mesozoic website domestic to a number of the world's most crucial and top preserved fossils
* transparent informative textual content available to the pro and lay reader alike
* Over 2 hundred prime quality pictures of a variety of awesome fossils
* appealing color work depicting reconstructed animals and crops in practical landscapes
* Lavish, huge structure, top of the range creation

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