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Re: Looks at Books

Copying from an earlier post of mine (7/1/98) concerning how people on the
list got interested in dinosaurs:

     >       My earliest recollection of how my interest in dinosaurs began
takes me
     >   back to 1955, and my mother reading a book to me that she had
bought me
     >   (illustrated): "All About Dinosaurs", by Roy Chapman Andrews
     >   At 3 years old, I couldn't wait to learn how to read, so I could
read his
     >   words for myself.  I think the opening description of
_Tyrannosaurus rex_
     >   chasing down his prey was the hook.

    There's the other "All About..." book  for you....  (I still have it, it
is a bit beat, and no longer has its dust jacket).  By the way, that
description of the chase is considered wrong by most modern lights....

            Allan Edels

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Townley <btownley@sirius.com>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Monday, August 10, 1998 8:03 PM
Subject: Looks at Books

>Hi All,
>Perhaps this has been discussed to death before (I'm fairly new to the list
>so if it has it was before my time) but I was wondering if people could
>comment on their favorite dinosaur/fossil/paleontology books and authors.
>It was a pretty big deal for yours truly when I found a not-so-beat up copy
>of Roy Champman Andrews ALL ABOUT STRANGE BEASTS OF THE PAST, published
>under the Random House "All About Books" imprint. I believe there was
>another title in the same series, this one detailing Andrews' adventures in
>the Gobi. It was a pivotal moment about when I was 10 years old, in the
>early 60s, when I first encoutered this book. A sort of "this is IT"
>sensation. Nowadays, I get the biggest kick out of Stephen Jay Gould's
>See yez,
>Bruce T.
>"I think anyone would rather see large-scale rather than small-scale
>-Inoshiro Honda, director of the original Godzilla film