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Re: Paul on Scientific Illustration

Hi Jerry -

With a description like that, perhaps it's "The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration"? The cover of the first edition sounds like what you recall:

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Handbook-Scientific-Illustration/dp/ 0471288969

Matt Celeskey http://www.hmnh.org

On May 16, 2007, at 7:24 PM, Harris, Jerald wrote:

Hi All! -

Could it be "Dinosaurs Past and Present: Volumes I and
II", Edited by Sylvia J. Czerkas and Everett C. Olsen,
published in 1987?  Greg Paul's chapter was entitled,
"The Science and Art of Restoring the Life Appearance
of Dinosaurs and Their Relatives: A Rigorous How-To

I'm fairly certain this one wasn't it -- the book was a very large, thick tome dedicated exclusively to scientific illustration -- it had chapters on the proper drawing of insects, birds, etc., all by different authors (I think). I have a vague memory that the cover was dark green (with all sorts of other pictures overprinted on it). I also vaguely recall that Greg's chapter was pretty lengthy, although I don't recall looking at it for long. Sorry for the confusion...if anyone else knows of this, I'm still eager to track it down (no, it's not for me -- I couldn't draw my way out of a paper bag...heck, even my stick figures look like Quasimodo!).

Jerry D. Harris
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