[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Paleontologist featured in the Washington Post

I anticipate that Geekoceras will grace the name of some new type of dinosaur shortly (mummified pens still in pocket protector).

Frank (Rooster) Bliss
MS Biostratigraphy
Weston, Wyoming
On Dec 7, 2007, at 10:21 AM, Nick Pharris wrote:

From http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/04/AR2007120401809.html :

"[Holtz is] a paleontologist at the University of Maryland and spends all day studying, writing and talking about his favorite prehistoric creatures. He even has a nickname: King of the Dino Geeks.

"'They're big and scary and weird, like dragons or monsters, but these are big, scary, weird things that you can find out more about all the time,' Holtz says while sitting in his office."

I'm confused: are we talking about dinosaurs or dino geeks here?

--Nick P.

Quoting "Thomas R. Holtz, Jr." <tholtz@umd.edu>:

From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
On Behalf Of Tommy Bradley

Tom Holtz: King of the Dino Geeks!  LOL!

I hope Tom finds it heartwarming that when I bought this
months issue of Nat. Geo., I marched proudly around work with
it, pointing to one of his quotes, and exclaiming with much
glee, "I know this guy!"
Kudos Tom, from one geek to another :-)
Tommy Bradley

> Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 08:07:48 -0800> From:
> Subject: Paleontologist featured in the Washington Post> To:
> dinosaur@usc.edu> > Here's a feature on a great
paleontologist -- and
> one of the best commentators on this forum -- in the Kids Post (the
> Washington Post's section for children). My kids read this section
> every day and were thrilled to see an article on a "local"
> paleontologist, especially one who digs for dinosaurs.> >
> 120401809.html > >
> 120401803.html > > > Mark

Thanks, guys!

By the way, the bearded man in the background of the photograph is my dad,
so there are two Thomas R. Holtz's in the picture!

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. Email: tholtz@umd.edu Phone: 301-405-4084 Office: Centreville 1216 Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/ Fax: 301-314-9661

Faculty Director, Earth, Life & Time Program, College Park Scholars
Fax: 301-405-0796

Mailing Address:        Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
                        Department of Geology
                        Building 237, Room 1117
                        University of Maryland
                        College Park, MD 20742 USA