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RE: Scientific American book

> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> Chris the Insensitve
> Has anyone got a hold of the new Scientific American book on dinosaurs?
> With Gregory Paul as the editor, I'm assuming it is worth purchasing. I
> have not seen much written about it. Has anyone associated with the list
> contributed to the volume? Thanks in advance for any information....
> Chris
> Insensitive Bastard
Well, you Insensitive Bastard (interesting to be able to say that to someone
without intending to make them feel bad...), I can recommend the chapter on
the Evolution and Classification of Dinosaurs by me (useful for people
teaching dinosaur classes without updated textbooks!).  I don't have my own
copy yet (the wheels of publishers seem to grind very slowly when it comes
to getting writers their copies), but I have seen the final version.  It
features some classic (e.g., Bakker's Dinosaur Renaissance) and more recent
(e.g., Erickson's _T. rex_ essay) articles from Scientific American, as well
as new contributions by myself, Greg Paul, Olshevsky (on naming dinosaurs),
Dave Varricchio, and many others.

                Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                Vertebrate Paleontologist
Department of Geology           Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland          College Park Scholars
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