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The Origin of Snakes: Morphology and the Fossil RecordArtist/Author: Caldwell, Michael Wayne
The Origin of Snakes presents perspectives on the past and present state of the understanding of snake origins. It reviews and critiques data and ideas from paleontology and neontology (herpetology), as well as ideas from morphological and molecular phylogenetics. The author reviews the anatomy and morphology of extant snakes. Methods are also critiqued, including those empirical and theoretical methods employed to hypothesize ancestral ecologies for snakes. The modern debate on squamate phylogeny and snake ingroup phylogeny using molecules and morphology is examined critically to provide insights on origins and evolution.
Dinosaurs, spitfires and sea dragons.Artist/Author: McGowan, Christopher.
Comparisons are made between living and extinct animals with reference to gigantism and intellect. The natural history of the Mesozoic Era is explored.
Christopher McGowan sets out to solve same of the enduring mysteries about dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles. He makes fascinating comparisons between living and extinct animals while presenting topics that range from gigantism to intellect. In addition to exploring the natural history of the Mesozoic Era, McGowan draws on science and engineering concepts to explain curiosities such as the similarities between the aerodynamics of pteranodons and Spitfire planes.