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RE: The Dinosaur Encyclopedia
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: The Dinosaur Encyclopedia
>From: Waylon Rowley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > I am thinking about buying this book, but because
> > its kind of expensive I would like to know if it is
> > worth buying [snip]
>I recently asked this question. After the responses I
>decided to buy it, and I'm quite happy with that
>decision. Spent a couple days reading all the theropod
>entries. It's basically a condensed version of a
>scientific paper on each dinosaur, with a little fact
>file. There is usually a photo/diagram or 2 of the
>fossil described. Pretty useful. I don't know if you
>can still get it at the price I bought it for, but the
>book section of Walmart.com had it real cheap.
No, no, no, no, no, no. Dachande was asking about _The Dinosaur
Encyclopedia_ (Currie & Padian), not Glut's _Dinosaurs: the Encyclopedia_.
I've got both of them, and I can tell you they are both very different in
content. The former covers pretty much all aspects related to dinosaurian
paleontology, while the latter details info regarding individual dinosaurian
genera. That said, both books are very good and worth having.
Hope I could clarify the matter.
First of all it would have been better if danchande wrote the title or
authors in the text so we would have had a better idea on which one he was
talking about (which might not have helped because the books have so similar
Don Glut, Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia.
Currie & Padian: The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs.
Your right, both are worth having and each is different enough from each
other to make it worth while.
I won't make a book called The Dinosaurs Encyclopedia :)
Tracy L. Ford
P. O. Box 1171
Poway Ca 92074