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Re: Papers,Reports,etc

Danvarner@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 98-11-15 16:54:44 EST, you write:
> <<
>  I respectfully disagree.  Some of my most valuable discoveries have come
>  from blindly flipping through journals in a library.
>   >>
>  I'm with you, Chris. Serendipity can be a powerful force. Dan Varner.

Boy, is this ever true. I can't tell you how many times I'll just wonder
through the stacks and be 'drawn' to a journal, and there's an article
that I need. A few months ago I was wondering through the stacks and on
the top shelf there was a book that had a Mesosaur skeleton on it. It
turned out to have an article that I needed that Spencer Lucas told me
about. I just went to a Magazine shop and picked up California Wild and
low and behold, there is an article on Dinosaur Dung. I rarely, if ever,
even pick that one up to look at. 

For those of you who want a copy;

California Wild, Fall 1998, Volume 51, Number 4. Horizons: Scoop on
Donsaur Dung. Blake Edgar, 4-5, 47.


PS. It's nice to go to an Oceanographic Institue Library and pick up
Paleontology articles. There usually still there since everyone else is
looking for Oceanigraphic stuff.