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Re: Dragons Everywhere

On Tue, 29 May 2001 11:54:55  
 Danvarner wrote:
>       Two new books are out with similar titles:
>       _Dragon Hunter: Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic 
>Expeditions_by Charles Gallenkamp. Self-explanitory.
>       _The Dragon Seekers: How an Extraordinary Circle of Fosslists 
>Discovered the Dinosaurs and Paved the Way for Darwin_ by Chris McGowan. 
>Looks very good. An account of Victorian antics with Mary Anning, Thomas 
>Hawkins, and Ol' Bug-Eyes himself, Richard Owen.

While I haven't seen the Terrible Lizards book you mentioned, I do give a 
hearty endorsement to McGowan's book.  I received my copy last week, and 
although the price is a little steep, it is a very interesting read that 
concentrates on the British fossil pioneers.  It is one of the better "history 
of paleontology" books that I've seen.


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