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Re: Reference Book
At 07:58 AM 3/3/98 -0800, you wrote:
>In the last few weeks there has been a discussion about what reference
>books are absolutely necessary. I recently purchased The Dinosaur
>Society Dinosaur Encyclopedia by Don Lessem and Donald F. Glut, 1993
>Random House, First Edition. Are there any caveats I need to be aware of
>when using this book? TIA
Opening it might be a bad idea. Reading it somewhat worse...
As both Don's agree, it was a rush job. The great trilogy of 1997 (Glut,
Padian & Currie, Farlow & Brett-Surman) far surpass anything in Glut &
Lessem in terms of content, accuracy, illustration, etc.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Maryland Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD 20742 Fax: 301-314-9661