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RE: old dino books

Adam Yates wrote:

<Please do not discard your copy of the Dinosauria. It is one of the
most valuable references on Dinosaurs, much of the information in it
simply cannot be got elsewhere without delving into the primary

  And sometimes not even there. There are several chapters within this
book that includes figures and data that are not included in the
original refs I possess, nor in the refs listed at the end. A lot of
data for groups on Ornithomimosauria, Oviraptorosauria, and various
"Coelurosaurs" are found no where else, written or figured and I count
the book as a valued resource for which I would be nearly lost without.

  Also, you may wish, Loralee, to get one or two other books to
complement your section on dinos:

  THE COMPLETE DINOSAUR, edited by James Farlow and Michael
Brett-Surman (1997), which is _the_ introductory book on dinosaurs and
related topics that can be read by anyone with a 7th Grade or higher
scientific or reading skill. Definately source material for reports.

  DINOSAURS: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA, by Donald F. Glut, edited by Michael
Brett-Surman (1997), which has a current run of all known valid
dinosaur taxa up to the beginning of 1997, with a section on birds,
dubious dinosaurs, and names formally refered to dinosaurs. Definately
a source for high-school reports, or very well-read mid-schoolers.

  There are others, especially books by Gould and Colbert, for which
perspectives on dinosaurs and ancient life would be nearly invaluable.

Jaime A. Headden

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