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Adrienne Mayor First Fossil Hunters was... Re: new book

Ms. Mayor will be making a personal appearance during the month of May 2000 on
the one and only Dinosaur Interplanetary Gazette Dino Dish.  She'll be happy,
we assume, to answer any and all questions about this book. We think it is an
out of the ordinary volume and are happy that she's going to be available!

You can get information about this and Ms. Mayor on the DIG Frontpage sometime
tomorrow (Saturday April 29).

It will even include her photo!


"Farlow,James" wrote:

>      I've just received a copy of what looks like a fascinating book:
>      Adrienne Mayor, 2000, _The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek
>      and Roman Times_, Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-05863-6.
>      Mayor discusses the way that various fossil vertebrates were
>      interpreted by Classical observers.  I loved the way she took a model
>      of a mammoth skeleton, twisted it around, and turned it into a human
>      giant, a la Polyphemus.  It looks like there's stuff about centaurs,
>      satyrs, griffins, and other odd beasts.  I think I will enjoy this
>      book as much as anything in a long time.
>      Jim Farlow

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