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Re: THE NEW DINOSAURS (and other books)

In a message dated 11/17/00 3:06:40 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
Dinogeorge@aol.com writes:

<<  Bakker's sketch of the running Deinonychus as the 
 frontispiece of the latter could be the single most influential dinosaur 
 restoration ever published. (Too bad he declined to put feathers on it, 
 though.) >>
    I dunno, Dinogeorge. Bakker's drawing may be one of the most important, 
certainly (and still, I think, his best), but as far as >influential< goes, I 
think one could make an argument for Greg Paul's running tyrannosaurus 
restoration (pick one). Not only was it the model for the beast in Jurassic 
Park, but you see it mirrored in countless restorations by other paleolife 
artists. There are few echo's of Bakker's drawing that I've seen, and 
besides, what does that drawing say that Chas.R.Knight's drawing of 
Ornitholestes capturing an Archaeopteryx doesn't--aside from digit #2? Dan