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Glorified Dinosaurs: The Origin and Early Evolution of Birds

by Luis Chiappe
Hoboken (NJ): John Wiley & Sons, 2007. 192 pages.

Glorified Dinosaurs presents a comprehensive summary of the exciting paleontological discoveries that provide evidence for the dinosaurian ancestry of birds. The reviewer for Natural History wrote, "In this handsome book, whose brilliant illustrations and magisterial breadth beg comparison with Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson's classic monograph, The Ants, Chiappe lays out the evidence and presents the case with a flourish ... a book that dinosaur lovers and bird fanciers alike will want to make part of their permanent collections." The author is the director of the Dinosaur Institute at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.