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Re: The Last Dinosaur Book



In a message dated 4/29/99 9:56:41 AM EST, jhecht@world.std.com writes:

<< As a writer and reviewer, I've learned the hard way that one or two
 conspicuous mistakes can undermine the credibility of a whole article or
 book. >>

The "little, nitpicky" errors in the book are not confined to 
dinosaur-scientific facts, either. On page 17, he writes: "...the irrational 
attachment to money that causes Donald Duck's Uncle Scrooge to bask in his 
swimming pool full of currency and coins...". Actually, Scrooge doesn't bask 
in a swimming pool full of currency and coins; he >swims through his money 
bin< (which is what the author could have written without altering the impact 
of the sentence one iota). Scrooge loves his money because he can swim 
through it like a porpoise, throw it up in the air and let it hit him on the 
head (or words to that effect).