Since the dawn of time, creatures large and small have desired to take flight. Long before the invention of the airplane, the mighty pterosaurs were the first flying vertebrates and the largest flyers ever. How could these excellent flyers master the difficult trick? How did their body adapt to flying? In their millions of years of flying, how did they evolve further? Join the passionate pterosaurs throughout the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods as they evolve into the greatest flyers of all time. Age of Pterosaurs follows the great achievements of the pterosaurs who believed in the power of their dreams. Through its beautiful illustrations and inspirational stories of the pterosaurs' reign over the skies, this second volume from the PNSO Field Guide to the Ancient World makes the perfect gift for any dinosaur enthusiast.
Zhao Chuang and Yang Yang are two professionals who work together to create scientific art. Mr Zhao Chuang, a scientific artist, and Ms. Yang Yang, an author of scientific children's books, started working together when they jointly founded PNSO, an organization devoted to the research and creation of scientific art in Beijing on June 1st, 2010. A few months later, they launched Scientific Art Projects Plan: Stories on Earth (2010-2070). The plan uses scientific art to create a captivating, historically accurate narrative. These narratives are based on the latest scientific research, focusing on the complex relationships between species, natural environments, communities, and cultures. The narratives consider the perspectives of human civilizations while exploring Earth's past, present, and future. The PNSO founders plan to spend 60 years doing research and creating unique and engaging scientific art and literature for people around the world. They hope to share scientific knowledge through publications, exhibitions, and courses. PNSO's overarching goal is to serve research institutions and the general public, especially young people.