September 15th, 2014 at 6:58 am
“A marvelous book. The moment life took to the air—caught in stone!” — Tim Flannery, environmentalist and paleontologist
This week our featured book is Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds, by John Pickrell.
We are also offering a FREE copy of Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds to a lucky winner. To enter the contest please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and address. The winner will be selected Friday, September 19 at 1:00 pm.
Mixing colorful portraits with news on the latest fossil findings and interviews with leading paleontologists in the United States, China, Europe, and Australia, John Pickrell explains and details dinosaurs’ development of flight. This special capacity introduced a whole new range of abilities for the animals and helped them survive a mass extinction, when thousands of other dinosaur species that once populated the Earth did not.