Taking Wing by Pat Shipman
Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight

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Examines the scientific implications and continuing controversy over Archaeopteryx, a bird-reptile fossil discovered 130 years ago that many scientists believe offers tangible proof of Darwin's theory of evolution.
 

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Pat Shipman is the author of eight previous books, inclu Pat Shipman is the author of eight previous books, inclu Pat Shipman is the author of eight previous books, including "The Man Who Found the Missing Link" and "Taking Wing",ding "The Man Who Found the Missing Link" and "Taking Wing",ding "The Man Who Found the Missing Link" and "Taking Wing", which won the Phi Beta Kappa Prize for science and was a fi which won the Phi Beta Kappa Prize for science and was a fi which won the Phi Beta Kappa Prize for science and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and named a "Newnalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and named a "Newnalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and named a "New York Times" Notable Book for 1998. Her numerous awards and York Times" Notable Book for 1998. Her numerous awards and York Times" Notable Book for 1998. Her numerous awards and honors include the 1996 Rhone-Poulenc Prize for "The Wisdom honors include the 1996 Rhone-Poulenc Prize for "The Wisdom honors include the 1996 Rhone-Poulenc Prize for "The Wisdom of the Bones" (written with Alan Walker). Her most recent boof the Bones" (written with Alan Walker). Her most recent boof the Bones" (written with Alan Walker). Her most recent book is "To the Heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and theok is "To the Heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and theok is "To the Heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa". She is currently an adjunct Exploration of Central Africa". She is currently an adjunct Exploration of Central Africa". She is currently an adjunct professor of anthropology at Pennsylvania State University professor of anthropology at Pennsylvania State University professor of anthropology at Pennsylvania State University and lives in State College, Pennsylvania. and lives in State College, Pennsylvania. and lives in State College, Pennsylvania.
 
Published January 15, 1998 by Simon & Schuster. 336 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Science & Math, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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In the process of answering this question, the author investigates aerodynamics, the anatomy of birds and other flying creatures from insects to pterosaurs to bats, modern theories of dinosaur life and ecology, and other issues that will fascinate natural-history buffs.

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