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Re: Triassic critter

Well, thats not true. There are numerous German books which are well written 
and educating. Lets take the books of Othenio Abel for example. Probst is a 
journalist who has no education in palaeontology. He also wrote books on early 
cultures in Germany. 
The type and only existing skeleton of Koiloskiosaurus is on display at the 
Nature Museum in Coburg. Only a negative of the skeleton is preserved, the 
actual bones are not preserved.

Best wishes,


-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Datum: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 00:36:05 +0200
Von: Tommy Tyrberg <tommy.tyrberg@norrkoping.mail.telia.com>
An: ktdykes@arcor.de, david.marjanovic@gmx.at
Betreff: Re: Triassic critter

> At 22:19 2006-09-20, K and T Dykes wrote:
> >In fairness though, very few German books on anything that might be
> >considered academic are flowing reads.  There seems to be a tradition. 
> You
> >can either educate your readers or entertain them, but on no account may
> you
> >do both.  Consequently, if you're trying to inform them, make it as
> boring
> >as possilbe.  Some authors achieve that brilliantly (and I'm not
> referring
> >to Herr Probst).
> I should think that to write entertainingly in German is a challenge to 
> which few people are equal. It is an admirable language for writing 1024 
> page monographs, but not very suitable for more frivolous purposes.
> Tommy Tyrberg 

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