The Four-Winged Dinosaur

The Producer's Story Further Reading

Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight
by Pat Shipman. Simon & Schuster, 1998.
A clear, readable account of the bird origins debate from the 1860s until just before the discovery of the Chinese feathered dinosaurs in the 1990s

Dinosaurs of the Air: The Evolution and Loss of Flight in Dinosaurs and Birds
by Gregory S. Paul. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Includes a detailed presentation of the author's theory on secondary flightlessness in some dinosaur groups

Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs
edited by Luis M. Chiappe and Lawrence M. Witmer. University of California Press, 2002.
A comprehensive treatment of the evidence and arguments supporting the dinosaur origin of birds

The Origin and Evolution of Birds
by Alan Feduccia. Yale University Press, 1999.
A comprehensive treatment of the evidence and arguments against the dinosaur origin of birds

Unearthing the Dragon: The Great Feathered Dinosaur Discovery
by Mark Norell, Pi Press, 2005.
Recounts the author's adventures in China at the time when the feathered dinosaurs of Liaoning were first coming to light

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