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RE: your first paleon book was: well darn



Neat, but no cigar. Mine was a more ketchup red, and
dedicated to a younger audience.

Jason


--- Linus Carleton <linuscarleton@comcast.net> wrote:

> That would be RC Andrews All About Dinosaurs.  Mine
> was--well, is, since I
> still have it--cardboard, cloth bound.  Does this
> look familiar (see
> attached)?
> 
> Linus Carleton
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu
> [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
> Jura
> Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 10:27 AM
> To: jdhexen@unr.edu; tholtz@umd.edu;
> hammeris1@bellsouth.net;
> dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: your first paleon book was: well darn
> 
> I don't remember the name of the book (which just
> kills me). All I remember was that it had a red
> background, was paperback (fairly sure), and had a
> picture of a _Tyrannosaurus rex_ on it. The _T.rex_
> had green scales on the top, and yellow scales on
> the
> bottom. I think the scales were tubercular too (I
> think, though I might be confusing it with a
> magazine
> on dinosaurs that was released about a decade
> later). 
> 
> Anyway, I distinctly remember being about 4 years
> old
> and having my mother read the book to me before bed.
> That's when I got the paleo bug. I've had it ever
> since.
> 
> Sadly, I also distinctly remember bringing the book
> to
> show and tell, when I entered kindergarten. My
> teacher
> forgot to give it back to me, and I never saw the
> book
> again.
> 
> Jason
> 
> --- Jane P Davidson <jdhexen@unr.edu> wrote:
> 
> > Actually, I would be interested to hear from folks
> > about what their first book on paleontology, for
> > children or not, was.  As a matter of a little
> > research, if you would like to share with me, you
> > can write off list if you want.  Mine was R.C.
> > Andrews'  All About Dinosaurs,   followed soon by
> C.
> > L. Fenton's Life Long Ago.
> >  
> > Jane D
> >  
> >  
> >  
> > Dr. Jane P. Davidson
> > Professor of History of Art
> > University of Nevada, Reno
> > 89557  USA
> >  
> > CFA 157
> > 775-784-6561
> > fax 775-784-6655
> > jdhexen@unr.edu
> > 
> > ________________________________
> > 
> > From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu on behalf of Thomas
> R.
> > Holtz, Jr.
> > Sent: Tue 3/25/2008 5:32 AM
> > To: hammeris1@bellsouth.net; dinosaur@usc.edu
> > Subject: RE: well darn
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > > From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu
> > [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> > > On Behalf Of hammeris1@bellsouth.net
> > >
> > > So the polar allosaur goes by the way of the
> "How
> > & Why
> > > Wonder Book of Dinosaurs" from the Sixties.  I'm
> > shattered.
> > >
> > The How & Why Wonderbook of Dinosaurs was my first
> > ever dinosaur book. My
> > mom & grandma read to me from it.
> > 
> > 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
> > http://www.geol.umd.edu/~jmerck/eltsite/
> > 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
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> "I am impressed by the fact that we know less about
> many modern [reptile]
> types than we do of many fossil groups." - Alfred S.
> Romer
> 
> 
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than we do of many fossil groups." - Alfred S. Romer


      
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