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Re: horned dino book

Excellent book, as far as I'm concerned.  Dodson's style of writing is
easy to read; not overly technical, but not too simplistic, either.
Dodson does a good job at interpreting nearly every paper on
ceratopsians written to the date of publishing (1997-ish?), in the
context of each genus.  In fact, that's what I find this book does
best -- summarize the history of each known ceratopsian taxon.  It's a
nice place to start before diving into the formal literature.
I find myself refering to this book often in my ceratopsian studies. 
Still, the Hatcher and Lull monographs are the place to turn if you're
looking for osteological descriptions.

Jordan Mallon

BScH, Carleton University
Vertebrate Palaeontology & Palaeoecology

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On 2/21/06, Ian Paulsen <birdbooker@zipcon.net> wrote:
> HI:
>  I saw this book being remaindered:
>  THE HORNED DINOSAURS: A Natural History.
> By Peter Dodson.
> I was wondering what people think of the book? Is it worth getting?
> --
> Ian Paulsen
> Bainbridge Island, WA, USA
> A.K.A.: "Birdbooker"
> "Rallidae all the way!"