I'm working on a project for my independent study in typography this
semester. It's going to be structured as "the story of feathers,"
playing off the correspondence between letterpress printing and the
way feathers are preserved in the fossil record. I'm in the research
phase right now. I raided the Indiana University geosciences library
yesterday and picked up "Glorified Dinosaurs," by Chiappe; "Feathered
Dinosaurs," by Long and Schouten; and "The Jehol Fossils" edited by
Chang. I've got Currie's "Feathered Dragons" volume being delivered
and a friend is lending my Thor Hanson's new book on feathers.
I thought I might cast a net to this group. Anyone have any good
historical writings on feathers? I think that my sources on the
evolution of feathers and important fossils are pretty solid, so I'm
mainly looking for pre-Sinosauropteryx conjectures about bird
Thanks for your help, and I promise to share the final product
(whatever form it may take) with whoever is interested.
just obtained Thor Hanson's new "Feathers" book as well as Pat
Shipman's "Taking Wing," about Archie. Thanks for the suggestions,