Mysteries of Prehistoric Life

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Copper Beech Books, 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
Explores various theories of evolution and unravels the mysteries of prehistoric time, from the first life on earth to the appearance of human beings, using modern scientific evidence and methods.

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Introduction to the Mysteries
Investigations and Theories 1419
The Emergence of Humans 2631

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About the author (1996)

David Unwin is a leading authority on pterosaurs. He became fascinated by them as an undergraduate and went on to complete a Ph.D. on the relationships and evolution of pterosaurs at the University of Reading. Following postdoctoral research in Moscow and in the University of Bristol, David became Curator of Fossil Reptiles and Birds in the Museum for Natural History, Berlin in 1997. In 2005 he moved back to England to take up a position in the Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. During the last 25 years David has researched and published on many aspects of pterosaurs, most notably the structure of the wing membranes, pterosaur's walking ability, development of giant pterosaurs and the history of the group. Most recently his work has focused on China where he has helped to describe several new pterosaurs including Darwinopterus - a remarkable transitional form that hints at a modular form of evolution.

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