Sunday, September 2, 2007

Paleozoological Muesum of China

Today, Sunday, September 2, was our last full day in Beijing. Once again, the wonderful Juana and Dede were our guides. We started with shopping (well, the women shopped -- I parked myself in the English-language bookstore and browsed). Then it was off to lunch at a restaurant Juana recommended -- terrific.

After that it was my turn to be indulged: we visited an electronics supermarket and then went to the Paleozoological Museum of China, which houses some of the most famous fossils in the world right now: key specimens showing that birds did indeed evolve from dinosaurs.

Robert J. Sawyer outside the museum

T. rex greets Robert J. Sawyer and Carolyn Clink

Mamenchisaurus looms over all

Tsintaosaurus, a Chinese hadrosaur

A coelacanth in a pickle

Jurassic showdown: a Chinese stegosaur vs. a theropod

And the stars of the show: the feathered dinos! Microraptor gui


Rob's old friend Peking Man, about whom he wrote an Aurora Award-winning short story.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At September 03, 2007 12:21 AM , Blogger Catholig said...

Pictures #7,8,&9 seem the best to me :)

Their names even seem interesting - although pretty much indecipherable except for Caudipterxy (sp) - which seems to have something to do with a "tail".


At September 03, 2007 10:43 PM , Anonymous sq1022 said...

haha have a good time in Beijing!
i like you book so much!


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