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RE: new book




> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Farlow,James
> Sent: Monday, October 18, 1999 4:14 PM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: new book
>
>
>      I've just received a fun little book from Don Glut:  _Carbon
> Dates: A
>      Day by Day Almanac of Paleo Anniversaries and Dino Events_,
> McFarland
>      and Company, 1999, $28.50, ISBN 0-7864-0592-9, paperback).
>
>      Basically, pick any date of the year, and Glut's book will tell you
>      what dinosaur-related events happened.  In addition to the
> boring (heh
>      heh) entries involving real paleontology, Glut also lists the good
>      stuff, involving dinosaurs in SF and the movies.  I was delighted to
>      learn that I was born on the same day that Edgar Rice Burroughs
>      finished writing _Tarzan at the Earth's Core_.  What an honor!
>
>      There are lots of photographs, most of which will be familiar to the
>      serious dinosaur fan, but nice to see again anyway.
>
>      All told, an amusing and clever contribution.

Got my copy of it, too.
Interesting things.

On Sept. 13 (my birthday) in 1890 (somewhat before my birthyear... :-) the
famous Punch cartoon of Marsh as the ringmaster of a paleocircus was
published.

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                Vertebrate Paleontologist
Department of Geology           Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland          College Park Scholars
                College Park, MD  20742
http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/tholtz.htm
http://www.geol.umd.edu/~jmerck/eltsite
Phone:  301-405-4084    Email:  tholtz@geol.umd.edu
Fax (Geol):  301-314-9661       Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-405-0796