Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Unearthing the Dragon: The Great Feathered Dinosaur Discovery (book review)
Unearthing the Dragon: The Great Feathered Dinosaur Discovery, is by paleontologist Mark Norell. In the book, he writes about the fossil beds of Liaoning, a Chinese province, where large amounts of amazing fossils have been discovered. He also talks about his experiences with the Chinese culture.
Also mentioned in the book are groups, such as BAND (Birds Are Not Dinosaurs), who do not believe that birds are dinosaurs. Norell discusses some of the reasons why birds are now generally considered to be dinosaurs.
I really enjoyed this book. Not surprising, since I've long been interested in both dinosaurs and Chinese culture! It was a fast read, and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in paleontology or in China.
I give this book 8 out of 10 stars.
(I'm also very excited that I'm going to see Mark Norell give a presentation in a few weeks. Maybe he'll sign Dad's book!)
The Spring Reading Thing reading challenge: 5 down, 25 to go.