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Re: Help! Reference recommendations

On Mon, 30 Jan 1995, Bruce Fleury wrote:

> On Thu, 26 Jan 1995 mav2@aber.ac.uk wrote:
> > Would anybody out there be kind enough to suggest some book / paper titles
> > and authors on the following topics:
> > 
> >            i)  Dinosaur ecology
> > 
> >           ii)  Dinosaur footprints
> > 
> > All suggestions gratefully received. 
> > 
> > Martin Veart,
> > University of Wales, Aberystwyth,
> > U.K.
> > 
> I frequently see requests for good basic references in this
> listserv. I would like to suggest "Dinosaurs: A Guide to
> Research" (Garland Press, 1992), which I wrote specifically
> to help those like yourself who are looking for a basic
> reference on dinosaur ecology etc. This annotated bibliography
> includes over 1,100 references, emphasizing scholarly
> works (though also including a chapter on "basic" books)
> that are all readily available in medium to large college
> libraries. The work focuses on dinosaur ecology, evolution, 
> and extinction, and also includes sections on modern animals
> most frequewntly used as analogs for dinosaur ecology,
> behavior, etc. It also includes a chapter on dinosaurs and
> birds. The American Library Association included the book in
> its annual list of outstanding academic reference books. I
> am NOT (flamelords pay heed) suggesting you buy it. It is
> located in over 350 college and university libraries
> world-wide, and should be readily available to all (Frankly,
> even I can't afford to buy a copy!). The book is aimed
> precisely at those wishing to quickly track down readily
> available literature on a score of dinosaur-related topics.
> It is ideal for undergraduates, rabid amateur paleo-buffs,
> and professors trying to start up a general course 
> in dinosaur biology. As a former science reference librarian, I
> designed the work for maximum yield with minimal pain for the
> user, using a one-dimensional "hypertext" approach that
> cross-links references to basic topics within the text. I
> skimped a little on the taxonomic references, which are amply
> covered in "The Dinosauria", and approached it from the
> viewpoint of a terrestrial ecologist (I'm an ornithologist).
> A large chunk of my life and my life-long love for dinosaurs
> went into this book, and I would be delighted to see it more widely 
> used. I also welcome feedback for the (eventual) second edition. 
> >
> Bruce E. Fleury
> Tulane University
> Dept of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
> New Orleans, LA. 70118
> bfleury@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu 
Dinosaur Tracker,
        Try Tony Thulborn's "Dinosaur Tracks" first edition 1990. It is 
great work.