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Re: The Science of Jurassic Park and the Lost World

At 05:16 PM 8/11/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Sorry if this has been discussed before on the list (I haven't been
>reading recent digests), but what's the general concensus on DeSalle's book?
>I read a short Scientific American review thta said it wasn't very good..

Haven't finished reading it yet, but from my initial take the genetics and
related topics are quite good.  However, since neither DeSalle nor Lindley
are paleontologists (although DeSalle had some bright young paleontologists
in his genetics class some years ago... :-), picking up the book to learn
something new about dinosaurs is not a good idea.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:th81@umail.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661