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Re: "Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia"
> Jeffrey Martz <martz@holly.ColoState.EDU> wrote:
> I've only gotten a peek at Glut's book. It certainly
> looks good, but I'm told it is riddled with little errors; Glut is
> on a second edition, but it might have been better if he had packaged up
> his genera in groups and sent them off to specialists to review and edit.
> I think once it gets cleaned up a little it will turn out to be a pretty
> neat book, but I think I might want to wait for a later edition before I
> get it myself, unless I weaken.
I have read both in a letter to the SVP and in dinozine interviews with Don
Glut that he is preparing a "volume 2," not a second edition. It will
present corrections, updates, and all new material, without duplicating
anything from the original $145 volume. He claimed that he had already
prepared 300 pages for volume 2. So go ahead: splurge. Under the present
plan, you won't be burned by a "second edition." Just be sure to allocate
space on your bookshelf for future volumes.
And to those who have argued for a loose-leaf format: it would probably be
a bad idea from a business standpoint. It would be too tempting; what
would prevent people from simply loading the whole volume into a
photocopier and rapidly printing out copies for a fraction of the original
Ralph Miller III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"The weed of crime bears bitter fruit."