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"Construction of the book is superb; it is well made and lavish with color photographs and figures on glossy paper. The author provides a glossary, an index, and references for specific readings in support of the dinosaurian origin of birds. The chapters are organized and well written in an authoritative tone by one of the top experts in the field." (PALAIOS, April 2008)
"Should be on the bookshelf of anyone interested in the early evolution of birds. Chiappe's acquaintance with virtually all of the Mesozoic fossils he writes about makes it a competent review of the subject which will stand for years to come." (Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, December 2007)
"Chiappe is to be congratulated on this excellent book. ... It will appeal to a wide audience." (American Scientist, November 2007)
"Chiappe's beautifully illustrated book ... is nothing more or less than a celebration of the feathered dinosaurs." (The Quarterly Review of Biology, September 2007)
"Chiappe, one of the world's leading authorities on birds, offers a thorough, careful, often exhaustive exposition on the anatomy, biology, and paleontologic record of birds and their ancestors." (CHOICE, July 2007)
"Glorified Dinosaurs is a book you won't want to miss." (Fossil News, June 2007)
"…Chiappe's breaking deep ground, escorting us across the threshold of many new and intriguing realms…the full-color illustrations are breath-taking." (Electric Review, March 2007)
"This book is bound to appeal not only to scientists, but also to anyone with an interest in dinosaurs, ornithology, evolution and natural history." (Nature, May 2007)
"...an invaluable resource for every paleontologist, ornithologist, evolutionary biologist, geology and life sciences student and professional. It is also exciting reading...for all those with a general interest in the topic." (SirReadaLot.org, March 2007)
"...the best summary yet of how dinosaurs evolved into birds." (Books-On-Line)
"Exquisite, wonderful, engaging - what more can I ay about a book that rivets the scientist and will be enjoyed by amateur and professional ornithologists/ naturalists the world around. Chiappe has beautifully summarized in words, high-quality photographs, and excellent reconstructions the rich record of fossil birds that has exploded in the last decade. His book is simply a masterpiece presenting front-line, detailed paleontologic research in a very readable and accessible manner."
— Patricia Vickers-Rich, PhD, Director, Monash Science Centre, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
"Glorified Dinosaurs is an Exciting and thorough survey of the revolutionary discoveries in the field of avian origins. It will be a great read for birders, paleontology buffs, and evolution enthusiasts."
— Richard O. Prum, PhD. William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary biology, Peabody Natural History Museum, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
UNSW which word book title means expanded for long univeristy of New South Wales has created and made another beautiful exquisite masterpiece which traces in prehistoric... Read morePublished on August 25, 2009 by Peppercorn
I cannot fully judge the scientific value of this book, because I'm just an engineer, not a paleonthologist. Read morePublished on April 14, 2008 by Marco Costanzi
A wonderful, fully up-to-date synthesis of everything that's known about bird evolution. The writing is clear and engaging and the illustrations stunning. Read morePublished on December 26, 2007 by Michael K. Diamond