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Why the origin of flight is rocket science - Dinosaurs of the Air: The Evolution and Loss of Flight in Dinosaurs and Birds. Gregory S. Paul Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London. 2002. i-xii + 460 pages ISBN 0-8018-6763-0. Cloth $49.95.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 April 2016

Kevin Padian*
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Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-3140. E-mail: kpadian@socrates.berkeley.edu

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