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Re: Dino Frontline, JVP, Hunteria

>I have seen several references to the Japanese publication known in English
>as _Frontiers of Dinosaur Research_ aka _Dino-Frontline_ recently on this
>list.  Does anyone have subscription information on this publication?  Is it
>possible to get an English-language version?

        I have talked with a friend of mine in Japan, who is also a
dinosaurophile, who knows the editor of the _Gakken_ magazines; he assures
me that as yet there are no English translations available (but I still
enjoy the magazines, as the pictures are usually wonderful!)  However, the
issues in Japanese _are_ available in the U.S.:

 Back issues of _Gakken Mook_ are available from OCS America, Inc., 211
Utah Ave., South San Francisco, CA  94080.  Here's the price list they
recently sent me:

#1 & 2 -- $22.50 ea.
#3, 4, & 5 -- $23.80 ea.
#6 -- $24.80 ea.
#7 & 8 -- $27.90 ea.
-- all plus 7.3% sales tax and shipping charge (unspecified)
call (415) 588-9002 or fax (415) 588-8741

        BTW, ish #9 is out, but I don't have a price.  Sorry.

>Also, is _Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology_ available outside of SVP
>membership?  If so, does anyone have subscription info?

        Not that I'm aware.  However, if you have a sizeable university
library nearby which may stock the back issues, you can always xerox them
all (recent debates on the legality of such notwithstanding)!  ;-)

>Finally, I've seen a reference or two for a publication called _Hunteria_,
>which I gather may be a publication for a museum (Colorado?).  The reference
>I recall seeing was Bakker, et al's publishing a Nanotyrannus paper there?
> Is this a "dinosaur science" publication, or is it more a general museum

        In essence, the publication shouldn't be titled "Hunteria" (named,
I assume, after the same Hunter for which the tiny, run-down building on
the University of Colorado at Boulder campus that houses the paleo
collections); it should be "Bob Bakker's Latest Theorizings."  It is still
published as the "journal" of the Colorado Paleontological Society (an
organization which, last I heard, really doesn't exist), but Bakker is the
editor as well as the main writer -- that is, it isn't really peer reviewed
(of which I'm aware...).  Most recently, though, it served as venue for Jim
Kirkland _et al_'s _Utahraptor_description.  It isn't a journal with wide
dispersion; for issue availability, write to:  Lani Duke, Sales Editor, 202
North Avenue #130, Grand Junction, CO  81501.

>I am basically "hungry" for ongoing information on "dinosaur science"; I am a
>member of the Dinosaur Society, but it would be great if I could find some
>material to fill in the gaps between the quarterly Dinosaur Society
>newsletter.   I am a subscriber to G. Olshevsky's _Archosaurian
>Articulations_, but, alas, no issues have been published for quite some time.
> (Does anyone out there know what's happening with _AA_?)

        My understanding is that Mr. Olshevsky isn't currently publishing
_AA_, but is planning to begin again soon (of course, I've also heard that
he says that a _lot_!  8-)  )

>If anyone has additional suggestions for worthwhile journals on
>"dinosaurology", I would much appreciate it.

        Dinosaur stuff is published in _so_ many journals in _so_ many
countries, it's really too difficult to answer your question with any
accuracy.  Your best bet is to seek out a stocked university library, and
just browse through the paleontology, geology, and biology journals for any
interesting tidbits!

Jerry D. Harris
Denver Museum of Natural History
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO  80205
(303) 370-6403

Internet:  jdharris@teal.csn.net
CompuServe:  73132,3372
        "I repainted the picture Brown had painted for us.  A dying,
shrinking lake...these great...behemoths...dying..."
        "Well," she said, "all you tell me may be so...but I still can't
see why such creatures would have wanted to do it in the first place."
        "Do what, ma'am?"
        "Why, crawl away back under all that rock to die."

-- Roland T. Bird, _Bones for Barnum Brown_