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 this kind of selection of superb photographs of the fossils involved. This ebook has pieced jointly the main up to date info at the Jehol Biota, a spot that has proven the area one of the most dazzling fossil reveals together with the 1st entire skeleton of Archaeopteryx in 1861, four-winged dinosaurs- many feathered ones, the 1st beaked chicken, the 1st vegetation with flora and culmination, and millions of species of invertebrates. Authors shed new gentle on a couple of fascinating theoretical concerns in evolutionary biology this present day, comparable 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 historical past of analysis, its major elements, its medical significance, its geographical, geological and biostratigraphic framework, and its popular fossil discoveries. all the last chapters offers with a specific organismal workforce of the Biota written by means of prime specialists. The booklet is lavishly illustrated with approximately 280 illustrations, which come with two hundred photos that exhibit the variety of the taxa and wonder in their maintenance. the coloured existence restorations, elegantly performed by way of a few of China's such a lot celebrated clinical illustrators, provide a kiss of lifestyles to the lifeless bones. even if specific 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 technological know-how schooling quite often.

* Authoritative creation to a thrilling, vintage Mesozoic web site domestic to a number of the world's most crucial and top preserved fossils
* transparent informative textual content obtainable to the pro and lay reader alike
* Over two hundred prime quality photos of quite a lot of awesome fossils
* attractive color work depicting reconstructed animals and crops in life like landscapes
* Lavish, huge structure, prime quality creation

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