When Dinosaurs Conquered the Skies
The incredible story of bird evolution
by Jingmai O'Connor
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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 29 Nov 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – words & pictures, words & pictures
What are birds, and where did they come from? Discover fascinating facts about bird evolution, including:
- How the oldest bird fossils are about 150 million years old.
- That birds evolved from a group of meat-eating dinosaurs called theropods. That’s the same group that Tyrannosaurus Rex belonged to, although birds evolved from small theropods.
- How these ancient birds looked quite a lot like small, feathered dinosaurs and they had much in common. Their mouths still contained sharp teeth.
- That over time, birds lost their teeth and evolved beaks.
Through digestible information and absorbing illustrations, young readers will be given an insight into how dinosaurs evolved flight and conquered the skies.
This book is from the Incredible Evolution series, a fascinating, informative collection of books which examine the development of life on earth. Other titles available include: When Plants Took Over the Planet, When We Became Humans, and When the Whales Walked.
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Average rating from 17 members
This stunning book is perfect for all your dinosaur-loving young people! It is packed with easily conveyed facts, beautiful illustrations and a fantastic timeline of dinosaur evolution and how they would have made their way into the world of wings and flight.
There are skeletons, discussions on the fossils and evidence found, and more. All of that tells you how scientists came to see the evolution take place and explains why they believe things to be true, even down to the colours the dinosaurs may have been and why.
The illustrations are vibrant, detailed and really being to life exactly what the author is explaining to readers.
The book is both exciting and informative. It is long enough to provide lots of reading time and so many different activities for learning.
Overall, we found this book to be brilliant. It is perfect for day to day learning and reading, but would also be the perfect gift, for a child.
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