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

No different unmarried quantity connection with the Jehol website and its fossils exists and nowhere is there any such number of wonderful images of the fossils involved. This e-book has pieced jointly the main updated info at the Jehol Biota, a spot that has proven the area probably the most surprising fossil reveals together with the 1st whole skeleton of Archaeopteryx in 1861, four-winged dinosaurs- many feathered ones, the 1st beaked fowl, the 1st crops with plant life and end result, and millions of species of invertebrates. Authors shed new mild on a couple of fascinating theoretical matters in evolutionary biology this present day, akin to the foundation and early evolution of a few significant taxonomic teams.

The first chapters supply an inviting creation to the Jehol Biota when it comes to its background of research, its major elements, its clinical value, its geographical, geological and biostratigraphic framework, and its popular fossil discoveries. all the last chapters bargains with a specific organismal crew of the Biota written via top specialists. The ebook is lavishly illustrated with approximately 280 illustrations, which come with 2 hundred images that convey the variety of the taxa and sweetness 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 lifeless bones. even supposing precise essentially at an informed public, the e-book is usually a useful resource of data for college kids and pros in paleontology, geology, evolutionary biology and technology schooling in general.

* Authoritative creation to a thrilling, vintage Mesozoic website domestic to some of the world's most crucial and most sensible preserved fossils
* Clear informative textual content obtainable to the pro and lay reader alike
* Over 2 hundred prime quality pictures of a variety of notable fossils
* Beautiful color work depicting reconstructed animals and crops in realistic landscapes
* Lavish, huge layout, top of the range construction

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