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Science is NOT a four-letter word

A field guide along the lines of what Ian Paulson is looking for requires and blend of imagination and science. I think this was wonderfully accomplished with "A Field Guide to Dinosaurs" by Henry Gee and Luis Rey, Quarto 2003. The authors stated the following:

"We'll finish with a warning to the reader: Those who choose to believe what follows do so at their own risk. Others will dismiss our speculations as preposterous and fantastical. And in one sense they will be absolutely right, for we are willing to bet that the real dinosaurs of the Mesozoic were not at all like anything you see in these pages-they were far, far stranger."

More such books about other prehistoric animals, which have a factual basis, but fill in our huge knowledge gaps with creativity would be very welcome!

Bruce Danz