Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight
Hailed as the First Bird, Archaeopteryx has remained the subject of heated debates for the last 140 years. Are birds actually living dinosaurs? Where does the fossil record really lead? Did flight originate from the ground up or trees down? Pat Shipman traces the age-old human desire to soar above the earth and to understand what has come before us. Taking Wing is science as adventure story, told with all the drama by which scientific understanding unfolds.
Praise For Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight…
John Noble Wilford
The New York Times Book Review
[An] excellent book. [Shipman's] narrative is alive with stories...and takes the reader into the minds of these scientists. She seems to be on a journey herself, generously bringing us along.
Will St. John
Detroit Free Press
Taking Wing gives its readers a splendid view of both birds and brains in action.
Touchstone Books, 9780684849652, 336pp.
Publication Date: January 15, 1999