Trail Of Feathers

Trail Of Feathers

“Aptly labeled a 'true crime/memoir,' it's not just one story of crime and punishment, but also an exploration of deeply hidden personal ... Trail of Feathers deftly explores the effects of a single choice as they ripple outward.

Author: Robert Rivard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786735099

Category: History

Page: 448

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In December 1998, San Antonio Express-News reporter Philip True vanished during a solo backcountry trek in western Mexico, home of the reclusive Huichol Indians and the Chapalagana, the Twisted Serpent Canyon, a 150-mile long gash that twists and plunges through the heart of the Sierra Madre. Five days later his editor, Robert Rivard, was part of a small search party that, nearly miraculously, tracked a trail of feathers that had leaked from True's sleeping bag to find his body. Trail of Feathers is the story of the search for True and of the quest to bring his killers to justice. It is also the story of another perplexing mystery: Why had True taken such a dangerous trip, into such a raw, uncivilized wilderness, alone and without sufficient safety preparations, in the first place? After an unhappy and unsettled youth, True was at the age of fifty finally settling down to a career and a wife he loved. His first child was about to be born. What was he running from, or to? Rivard's search for answers to these questions leads him deep into the Sierra Madre Occidental, one of Mexico's last true wildernesses, and deep into the secrets of Philip True's past. It also leads him into his own past, and an acknowledgment of the ways in which his life and True's mirrored each other. Suspenseful, atmospheric, and moving, Trail of Feathers is more than a true crime tale; it's a classic tragedy about how the past reverberates destructively into the present -- for individuals, for cultures, for nations.
Categories: History

The Evolution of Feathers

The Evolution of Feathers

Table 2.1 Definition of true avian feathers in extant birds No. Characteristics of a true feather 1. Feather has a follicle structure. Stem cells and dermal papilla are in the follicle. Hence, it has the ability to go through molting ...

Author: Christian Foth

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030272234

Category: Science

Page: 243

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Feathers are one of the most unique characteristics of modern birds and represent the most complex and colourful type of skin derivate within vertebrates, while also fulfilling various biological roles, including flight, thermal insulation, display, and sensory function. For years it was generally assumed that the origin of flight was the main driving force for the evolution of feathers. However, various discoveries of dinosaur species with filamentous body coverings, made over the past 20 years, have fundamentally challenged this idea and produced new evolutionary scenarios for the origin of feathers. This book is devoted to the origin and evolution of feathers, and highlights the impact of palaeontology on this research field by reviewing a number of spectacular fossil discoveries that document the increasing morphological complexity along the evolutionary path to modern birds. Also featuring chapters on fossil feather colours, feather development and its genetic control, the book offers a timely and comprehensive overview of this popular research topic.
Categories: Science

Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London

Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London

That the study of nestling feathers has been neglected will be admitted when it is mentioned that up to 1906 it was not realized that the true feathers (pennae) may be preceded by two generations of nestling feathers (prepennae), ...

Author: Zoological Society of London

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU00088269

Category: Zoology

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Categories: Zoology

Riddle of the Feathered Dragons

Riddle of the Feathered Dragons

Sinornithosaurus is very close to the four-winged Microraptor, which of course has true avian pennaceous feathers, and like Microraptor also had true feathers, so that claiming that the “filaments” in this fossil were loaded with ...

Author: Alan Feduccia

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300165692

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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"Inspired by the spectacular discoveries of the past two decades from the Age of Reptiles in China, Riddle of the Feathered Dragons explores how these miraculous fossils have transformed the contentious arena of bird and dinosaur evolution. Aside from being the most comprehensive discussion of these avian and associated discoveries, the author delves into the world of investigative journalism to expose the darker side of the world of fossil birds and dinosaurs. The book exposes the massive unfounded speculation that has characterized the field of vertebrate paleontology and published extensively in the world's most prestigious journals, including everything from supposed dinosaur protein to so-called feathered dinosaurs. The book questions the validity of the foundational tenets of the now "unquestionable orthodoxy" of bird and dinosaur evolution, including bird origins, feathered dinosaurs, flight origin from the ground-up and hot-blooded dinosaurs and their proteins. It exposes how speculation has gone far beyond the ability of the currently available evidence to yield answers. The author concludes that birds are best defined by a more traditional definition of the possession of feathers and avian flight architecture, that the so-called "feathered dinosaurs" are most likely derived avians, and that flight clearly originated from the trees-down, from ancestors that antedated the dinosaurs, rather than a direct linear descent"--
Categories: Nature

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London

That the study of nestling feathers has been neglected will be admitted when it is mentioned that up to 1906 it was not realized that the true feathers (pennae) may be preceded by two generations of nestling feathers (prepennae), ...

Author: Zoological Society of London

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002766840A

Category: Zoology

Page:

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Categories: Zoology

Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London

Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London

That the study of nestling feathers has been neglected will be admitted when it is mentioned that up to 1906 it was not realized that the true feathers (pennae) may be preceded by two generations of nestling feathers (prepennze), ...

Author: Zoological Society of London

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000060181992

Category: Zoology

Page:

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Categories: Zoology

My Feathered Friends With illustrations by Harrison Weir

My Feathered Friends     With illustrations by Harrison Weir

There is a proverb that “ fine feathers make fine birds , ” which , as far as it goes , is true enough ; but on a careful investigation we feel very much at a loss to tell whether any one feather can be finer than another , for the ...

Author: John George WOOD (M.A.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021791451

Category:

Page: 396

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Feathers

Feathers

This is true for the majority of feathers, but less base of the rachis curves towards the centre of obvious in body feathers. the tail. Note: where the curvature of the calamus differs from the rest of the shaft (primary covert, ...

Author: Cloé Fraigneau

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472971715

Category: Science

Page: 400

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This guide to the feathers of Europe's birds covers more than 400 species, with an innovative key allowing for exceptionally precise identification by colour as well feather structure and shape. Collection and conservation methods, locations of feathers on the bird, and identification and description of the feathers of species are clearly explained and richly illustrated. The large format of the book allows feathers to be shown in great detail. - The feathers of more than 400 European species are described, more than 300 are illustrated, and there is a total of 400 photographs. - A large format guide allows for efficient identification. - Presents a novel and innovative method to recognise the feathers of Europe's birds.
Categories: Science

The Dinosaur Feather

The Dinosaur Feather

'True, the other sidestill have certain problems explaining thereduction of the hand, but we're talking about two ... like feathers, but they're likely to be the residualof a dorsal skin fold; they're not precursors of genuine feathers.

Author: Sissel-Jo Gazan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780857382429

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Anna Bella Nor is just two weeks away from revealing her controversial research on the evolutionary origin of birds when her supervisor Lars Helland is found dead . . . his tongue and a copy of her thesis in his lap. As the police investigate the most brutal and calculated case they've ever known, Anna remains convinced someone is trying to stop her research coming to light. She must fight to prove her innocence . . . and fight for her life.
Categories: Fiction

Lily s Feather Kite

Lily s Feather Kite

“I see you opted not to use real feathers this time,” said her mother. “The real feathers wouldn't stay on,” said Lily. “So, you learned from your mistakes,” said her father. “You know, that's the mark of a true inventor.

Author: Natalie Wade

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781491825808

Category:

Page: 24

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Follow Lily, a young girl who wants to someday be an inventor, as she tries to fly her "marvelous feather kite" and see what happens when all her plans go very wrong.
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