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Rise of the Dragon: Readings from Nature on the Chinese Fossil Record Henry Gee

Rise of the Dragon: Readings from Nature on the Chinese Fossil Record

Henry Gee

Published November 1st 2001
ISBN : 9780226284910
Paperback
276 pages
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Over the past decade, fossil finds from China have stunned the world, grabbing headlines and changing perceptions with a wealth of new discoveries. Many of these finds were first announced to English speakers in the journal Nature.Rise of the DragonMoreOver the past decade, fossil finds from China have stunned the world, grabbing headlines and changing perceptions with a wealth of new discoveries. Many of these finds were first announced to English speakers in the journal Nature.Rise of the Dragon gathers together sixteen of these original reports, some augmented with commentaries originally published in Natures News and Views section.Perhaps the best known of these new Chinese fossils are the famous feathered dinosaurs from Liaoning Province, which may help end one of the most intense debates in paleontology—whether birds evolved from dinosaurs. But other finds have been just as spectacular, such as the minutely preserved (to the cellular level) animal embryos of the 670 million-year-old Duoshantuo phosphorites, or the worlds oldest known fish, from the Chengjiang formation in southwestern Yunnan Province.Rise of the Dragon makes descriptions and detailed discussions of these important finds available in one convenient volume for paleontologists and serious fossil fans.