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Re: A sad day in Paleontology



From: Ben Creisler bh480@scn.org
Re: A sad day in Paleontology 

The passing of Ned Colbert is a very sad event. Dinosaur 
lovers can take some small comfort in his long and 
vigorous life, which bridged the generations from the 
early 20th century vertebrate paleontologists such as 
Osborn, who knew Marsh and Cope, to the modern experts. 
His classic book Dinosaurs: Their Discovery and Their 
World was my virtual Bible as a kid, and his writing 
talents in popular books and articles remain a model for 
anyone who aspires to present scientific information of 
substance in a style that is engaging  and highly
readable.