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Science  14 Mar 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5613, pp. 1664-1665
DOI: 10.1126/science.1081618

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Mesozoic Birds Above the Heads of Dinosaurs. Luis M. Chiappe and Lawrence M. Witmer, Eds. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2002. 532 pp. $95, £66. ISBN 0-520-20094-2.

Covering a wide variety of aspects of the nature and evolution of birds during the Mesozoic, the contributors discuss topics including the origin, phylogeny, functional transformations, and morphological diversity of the clade through its first 85 million years.