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Mistaken Extinction: Dinosaur Evolution and the Origin of Birds

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Two crackerjack paleontologists take readers on a brisk tour of the leading theories about the dinosaurs' disappearance. An epic tale of beautiful and terrible beasts and explosions that block out the sun, The Mistaken Extinction is a 65-million-year-old evolutionary murder mystery with a fascination that has yet to die out. 300 illustrations.
Hardcover, 332 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by W.H. Freeman & Company (first published September 1997)
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Crescentm
Sep 19, 2008 Crescentm rated it it was amazing
This book was an amazing read. It discussed highly complicated biology, geology, paleontology, physics etc in such an easy-to-understand manner that anyone could read and understand it. Extremely informative and highlighted information with appropriate sketches, graphs, charts and photos. Would recommend this to anyone.
virginialeesmith
Jun 10, 2008 virginialeesmith rated it it was amazing
Superb! Clear, informative, funny and great cladistic diagrams of dino-phylogenetic taxonomy. Survey style textbook fashion.

"Two eminent paleontologists make a case for the continued existence of dinosaurs, at least in the form of some relatively diminutive descendants: birds."
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