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Re: Favorite Dinosaur Image or most inspirational
One Sunday when I was about 4 1/2, I saw a re-draw of
Knight's Camarasurus-headed Brontosaur in Ripley's
Believe It Or Not in the Sunday funnies. I remarked
that I'd like to know more, and a copy of Knight's
Before The Dawn Of History appeared a few days later.
Between that and the statue of sabretooths fighting at
Park La Brea, Los Angeles, I was a goner.
A few years ago, I projected Burian's Iguanodon on the
wall as the first picture in a dinosaur presentation
to second graders. The entire class went "Wooow!",
and that "Wooow!" brought back all the feelings of
wonder, majesty, and awe I'd known as a child. The
class and I suddenly bonded, and we spent a few magic
hours exploring a different world.
--- "Kent A. Stevens" <email@example.com> wrote:
> At a tender age, I recall picking out (as a birthday
> present, I
> think) a copy of Prehistoric Animals
> (Augusta/Burian) at Pickwick
> Bookstore in Hollywood, complete with dustjacket and
> slipcover. I just now pulled it off the shelf
> because I recalled it
> had the reduced price stamped on the cover ($4.98).
> I spent hours
> pouring over those wondrous images. Somehow it has
> remained in new
> shape despite the attention, thanks to the
> Those images are unforgettable. My favorite: the
> proud Iguanodon in
> sepia tones.