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Glorified Dinosaurs: The Origin and Early Evolution of Birds

by Luis M. Chiappe (2007): Chiappe, (curator of the department of vertebrate paleontology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) summarizes the current knowledge on the evolution of the avians from bi-pedal maniraptoran theropod dinosaurs to modern birds over the course of the Mesozoic. The volume is richly illustrated with photos and drawings of discovered fossils and reconstructions of what many of the discussed species may have looked like. distributed by Syndetics Solutions, LLC.