Rise of the Dragon: Readings from Nature of the Chinese Fossil Record. Edited by Henry Gee with a Foreword by Zhe-Xi Luo. 2001. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 262 pages, ISBN 0-226-28491-3.

Over the past decade, paleontological research in China has revealed significant discoveries, attracting worldwide attention and thus influencing our interpretation of the evolution of life. These findings stem mainly from investigations of well-preserved fossil material of the Lower Cambrian Chengjiang Fauna and Late Precambrian Weng'an Fauna in southwestern China, as well as of the splendid Mesozoic Jehol Biota from northeastern China. Detailed descriptions and comparative studies of...

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