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Re: Translating Janensch 1950
Dear sauropod workers,
Six weeks ago, I wrote:
> > I can't be the only Anglophone sauropod worker who's frustrated
> > that Werner Janensch's series of monographs on _Brachiosaurus
> > brancai_ are so difficult to work with, being written in obsolete
> > High German. Most painful to me is the problem of understanding
> > the description of the vertebral column:
> > Janensch, W. (1950). Die Wirbelsaule von _Brachiosaurus
> > brancai_. Palaeontographica (Suppl. 7) 3: 27-93.
> > For the last few years I've been trying on and off to get funding
> > to have this translated, but without success. So since it's so
> > important to my own work, I've gone ahead and commissioned a
> > translation anyway.
I am absolutely delighted to tell you that the translation is now
complete, and that it will be freely available as promised. I have
sent a copy to Matt Caranno to be included in the next Polyglot
Paleontologist update. Until then, you can download it directly from
I'm sure you'll also remember that this translation was not funded by
a grant, so I would very much appreciate any contribution that you can
make against my costs. Because Gerhard is a Tendaguru lover in his
own right, he made the translation at the low price of $620 Canadian,
which is $546 US, or £275. Since I made my initial appeal, I have
received one (1) donation of £10, which I have to admit is a slighly
less enthusiastic response than I'd hoped :-) Anyone who'd like to
make a contribution can most easily do so using PayPal or any major
credit/debit card at:
Finally, let me emphasise again that the translation is freely
available to everyone, irrespective of whether or not they contribute.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <email@example.com> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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