Return of the flying dragons

Taylor, Mike
September 1991
New Scientist;9/14/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1786, p51
Book Review
Reviews the book 'The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Pterosaurs,' by Peter Wellnhofer.


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