As you can see by the little ad over to the right of this post, my book on Mesozoic birds is now available in print and eBook/PDF formats! The book should be available in paperback from Amazon US and UK soon, and international distribution will follow soon after. For now, the paperback version can be purchased directly from CreateSpace and the pdf version from Lulu. Additional info and previews can be found here.
As I discussed in my last post about the book, this field guide style summary of our knowledge of Mesozoic winged dinosaurs covers over 150 species and includes appendices on all known species as well as a revised classification and clade definitions.
The Guide has been over two years in the making, so it's definitely nice to finally see it put together in its finished form! I'm pretty happy with the way the paperback came out, and I hope others will be able to get some use out of the anatomical guides and some enjoyment out of the life restorations. My primary goal with this book was to inspire people to see prehistoric birds as more than generic-looking set dressing for larger, more charismatic dinosaurs, and I have to say that it's pretty novel to have all well-known Mesozoic birds portrayed side by side. I hope this effort will help drive home just how diverse and varied in appearance these fascinating animals were!
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