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008    120130s2012    ctuab   ob    001 0 eng d 
019    JSTORocn774394438 
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100 1  Feduccia, Alan. 
245 10 Riddle of the feathered dragons :|bhidden birds of China /
       |cAlan Feduccia. 
260    New Haven :|bYale University Press,|c©2012. 
300    1 online resource (ix, 358 pages) :|billustrations, map 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Romancing the dinosaurs : blame to go around -- What did 
       evolution's high priest say? -- The iconic Urvogel was a 
       bird -- Mesozoic Chinese aviary takes form -- Big chicks :
       the flightless birds -- Yale's raptor : toward consilience,
       not consensus -- Appendix 1. A sliver of Urvogel bone : 
       implications for endothermy -- Appendix 2. The persisting 
       problem of avian digital homology. 
520    "Examining and interpreting recent spectacular fossil 
       discoveries in China, paleontologists have arrived at a 
       prevailing view: there is now incontrovertible evidence 
       that birds represent the last living dinosaur. But is this
       conclusion beyond dispute? In this book, evolutionary 
       biologist Alan Feduccia provides the most comprehensive 
       discussion yet of the avian and associated evidence found 
       in China, then exposes the massive, unfounded speculation 
       that has accompanied these discoveries and been published 
       in the pages of prestigious scientific journals. Advocates
       of the current orthodoxy on bird origins have ignored 
       contrary data, misinterpreted fossils, and used faulty 
       reasoning, the author argues. He considers why and how the
       debate has become so polemical and makes a plea to refocus
       the discussion by "breaking away from methodological 
       straitjackets and viewing the world of origins anew." 
       Drawing on a lifetime of study, he offers his own current 
       understanding of the origin of birds and avian flight"--
       |cProvided by publisher. 
520    "Inspired by the spectacular discoveries of the past two 
       decades from the Age of Reptiles in China, Riddle of the 
       Feathered Dragons explores how these miraculous fossils 
       have transformed the contentious arena of bird and 
       dinosaur evolution. Aside from being the most 
       comprehensive discussion of these avian and associated 
       discoveries, the author delves into the world of 
       investigative journalism to expose the darker side of the 
       world of fossil birds and dinosaurs. The book exposes the 
       massive unfounded speculation that has characterized the 
       field of vertebrate paleontology and published extensively
       in the world's most prestigious journals, including 
       everything from supposed dinosaur protein to so-called 
       feathered dinosaurs. The book questions the validity of 
       the foundational tenets of the now "unquestionable 
       orthodoxy" of bird and dinosaur evolution, including bird 
       origins, feathered dinosaurs, flight origin from the 
       ground-up and hot-blooded dinosaurs and their proteins. It
       exposes how speculation has gone far beyond the ability of
       the currently available evidence to yield answers. The 
       author concludes that birds are best defined by a more 
       traditional definition of the possession of feathers and 
       avian flight architecture, that the so-called "feathered 
       dinosaurs" are most likely derived avians, and that flight
       clearly originated from the trees-down, from ancestors 
       that antedated the dinosaurs, rather than a direct linear 
       descent"--|cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Birds, Fossil|zChina. 
650  0 Birds|xEvolution. 
650  0 Birds|xFlight. 
650  0 Feathers, Fossil. 
650  0 Evolutionary paleobiology. 
650  0 Paleontology|yMesozoic. 
650  0 Paleontology|zChina. 
655  4 Electronic books. 
655  7 Electronic books.|2lcgft 
710 2  JSTOR|eissuing body. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aFeduccia, Alan.|tRiddle of the feathered
       dragons.|dNew Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012
       |z9780300164350|w(DLC)  2011015862|w(OCoLC)711045653 
830  0 Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions 
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       of Melbourne only) 
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991    |zUPDATED Custom text change 2019-04-08 
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