Cool! Now I have my reading goals set for a while.
I have the Zallinger "Age of Reptiles" mural repro that I got at AMNH
framed on the wall above this desk. I didn't even know that an "Age of
Mammals" mural existed until I found the links to describe this one
for a friend.
What do folks think of "The Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs?" Inager and
reignited my love for dinosaurs, paleontology, and science in general.
My paperback copy died long ago, and I haven't seen it at the local
used bookstore yet, but I seem to recall that it included some
background historical information as part of the "revolution."
Speaking of which, who were among the first to propose that dinosaurs
were (are) not ordinary ectoothermic reptiles? What arguments did they
use before discoveries of fossil evidence of feathers, scanning
microscopes bone structures, etc.?
On Oct 2, 12:38 am, Peter Moon <pmo...@gmail.com
> Hi, all
> I read it some years ago and found it very enjoyable.
> I just ordered hi book Neptune's Ark: From Ichthyosaurs to
> 2011/10/2 Ian Cannon <neovenator...@gmail.com
> > I'm currently reading through "Beasts of Eden" by David Rains
> > Wallace. Its focused completely on the history of mammalian
> > paleontology, but I feel as though its been excellent so far. The
> > book navigates through the lives of paleontologists who have advanced
> > the study of fossil mammals in almost a biographical way, using
> > Zallinger's "Age of Mammals" mural as a guide.
> > On Oct 1, 8:52 pm, Seosamh <catchull...@gmail.com
> > > What are some good books on the history of paleontology? What makes
> > > them good? Feel free to offer biographies,tales of discovery, the
> > > evolution of evolution :)
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