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Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight

Popular Science

By: Pat Shipman

398 pages, B/w photos, illus, tabs

Phoenix Publishers

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #94265 | ISBN: 0753806967
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #82286 | ISBN: 0297841564
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About this book

Archaeopteryx was a celebrated fossil skeleton discovered in Bavaria in the 19th century, remarkable for its combination of feathered wings and reptilian skull. It became the subject of heated evolutionary debate. Through its story, the author explores the origins of flight and recounts the history of the continuing controversy.


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