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Re: Glut's Encyclopedia
On Mon, 6 Nov 1995, Cunningham, Betty wrote:
> I saved this little clipping a while ago, and I just found it again.
> Is this out yet? Has anyone reviewed it yet? Where can it be found?
> >Donald F. Glut's "Dinosaurs: the encyclopedia"
> >ISBN 0899509177
> >published by McFarland
> >is to be released 9-30-95, at a cost of $145.00
> -Betty Cunningham
Regarding Glut's work, I definitely do _not_ suggest that anyone
buys his "Dinosaur Dictionary". My relatives bought this for me, thinking
it would be a good addition to my little library. It was supposedly
written in 1972, but there is such a lack of information, the reader
feels like saying "To hell with this", and picking up a Golden Book on
dinosaurs. There is no mention of Deinonychus (which was a sixties
discovery), all the photos and diagrams are of the old plodders ( T rex
even has three fingers ), and the entry on Velociraptor reads :
A coelurosaur, with some megalosaurian features.
Compared to a lot of other texts available at the time, this was a poor
effort. I like his Transformers script "The Primitives" even better.