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Academic & Professional Books  Palaeontology  Palaeontology: General

Out of Thin Air Dinosaurs, Birds, and Earth's Ancient Atmosphere

Popular Science Out of Print
By: Peter D Ward(Author)
282 pages, illus
Out of Thin Air
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  • Out of Thin Air ISBN: 9780309100618 Hardback Sep 2006 Out of Print #161246
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For 65 million years dinosaurs ruled the Earth until a deadly asteroid forced their extinction. But what accounts for the incredible longevity of dinosaurs? A renowned scientist now provides a startling explanation that is rewriting the history of the Age of Dinosaurs. Dinosaurs were pretty amazing creatures real-life monsters that have the power to fascinate us. And their fiery Hollywood ending only serves to make the story that much more dramatic. But fossil evidence demonstrates that dinosaurs survived several mass extinctions, and were seemingly unaffected by catastrophes that decimated most other life on Earth. What could explain their uncanny ability to endure through the ages?

Biologist and earth scientist Peter Ward now accounts for the remarkable indestructibility of dinosaurs by connecting their unusual respiration system with their ability to adapt to Earth's changing environment a system that was ultimately bequeathed to their descendants, birds. By tracing the evolutionary path back through time and carefully connecting the dots from birds to dinosaurs, Ward describes the unique form of breathing shared by these two distant relatives and demonstrates how this simple but remarkable characteristic provides the elusive explanation to a question that has thus far stumped scientists.

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Popular Science Out of Print
By: Peter D Ward(Author)
282 pages, illus
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