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Re: Twenty-six

At 12:43 PM -0600 01/26/2001, christopher robert noto wrote:
 >You might consider an arrangement by time, or by geographical location
 >(though if you did that I would certainly say something about the fact
 >that the continents are not in the same place that they were in the
 >Mesozoic), or perhaps even according to date of discovery (it might be
 >interesting to show what kinds of dinosaurs were discovered in the 19th
 >century compared with some of the ones that have turned up only in the
 >past few years, and how that has helped us learn more about dinosaur
 >variety; plus, it might give you a chance to talk about some of the very
 >interesting people who have discovered dinosaurs down through the years).

What about a book focusing on the "unsung heroes"? Especially in early times and throughout today even, there are many amateurs and non-professionals who have done a great deal for our field. How much has ever been written on them? It could show kids that ANYONE can contribute to scientific knowledge, dispell some of the elitist misconceptions that spring up at sometime during our growth which causes people a lot of people to view some scientific fields as 'over their heads". I don't know, just a few ideas, make of them what you will.


Geographic AND alphabetical

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                                Marilyn D. Wegweiser, Ph.D.
                                Adjunct Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology
                                Cincinnati Natural History Museum

                                Assistant Professor of Geology
                                Department of Geology
                                Ball State University
                                Muncie, Indiana
                                Office: 765-285-8268; 765-285-8270
                                FAX:    765-285-8265