The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggest that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidence—bones, genetics, eggs, behavior, and more—has shown a seamless transition from fleet-footed carnivores to the ancestors of modern birds. 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. Pickrell also turns his journalistic eye toward the stories behind the latest discoveries, investigating the role of the Chinese black market in trading fossils, the controversies among various dinosaur hunters, the interference of national governments intent on protecting scientific information, and the race to publish findings first that make this research such a dynamic area of science.
Published by Columbia University Press on 09/16/2014
Book details: 240 pages.
Published on 06/20/2019
Book details: 238 pages.
Title Page Text [Edit] If you work with prescriptions or medical orders, chances are you will need to be familiar with electronic prescribing soon. Whether you are a health professional, physician, office manager, or medical secretary, THIS BOOK will provide the information you need to know for safe electronic prescribing by exploring how e-prescribing works, recognizing what e-prescribing features can help hinder safe prescribing, and offering practical advice for implementing e-prescribing. Not only will readers learn to use electronic prescribing technology safely, they will gain an appreciation for the roles their fellow healthcare workers play.
Published by Jones & Bartlett Learning on 10/07/2009
Book details: 279 pages.
Yeti sightings are a dime a dozen. Outsmarting a spouse - now that's priceless! Here are the adventures of cryptozoologist Tork Darwyn and his wife Tara as they discover unknown creatures, visit lost civilisations and fight for the remote control.
Published by NBM on 07/01/2006
Book details: 96 pages.