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Re: Dinosaurs Changed My Life



> Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 01:33:34 +1100
> From: d m <kustom66@optusnet.com.au>
> 
> On Wednesday, November 17, 2004, at 01:29 AM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. 
> wrote:
> 
> > Well, my mom didn't know, but she had a background in education,
> > so she decided to find out. And bought (and read to me from) the
> > How and Why Wonderbook of Dinosaurs.
> 
> That very book was my introduction to a life-long dino bug too, also
> at the age of three (back in 1965-66). I was captivated by the
> bizarre pictures - and looking at them again recently, they ARE
> bizarre.

They certainly are.  For anyone who wants to know why Dr. Tom
specialised in tyrannosaurs rather than allosaurs, I give you: _The
How And Why Wonder Book Of Dinosaurs_ impression of _Allosaurus_:
        http://www2.gol.com/users/doubtboy/How%26Why.html
(Not that the _Tyrannosaurus_ is _that_ much better!)

Inspired by this page, I bought a second-hand copy of this book -- an
old favourite of mine, as well -- on Amazon.  They're easy to come by
and pretty cheap: there's one up at the moment for 75 cents.  I
heartily recommend it to all lovers of retro-crud dino-art.

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