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RE: your first paleon book was: well darn

Nothing unusual for me: the How and Why, AND Dinosaurs of the Earth. I still
have DotE (one of the first books that was given to me - along with Sendak's
'Where the Wild Things Are' and Tolkien's 'Smith of Wootton Major', both
also published the year I was born - rather than shared or inherited as
youngest in the family) but I don't know what happened to the How and Whys.
The one I read to pieces was Reptiles, not Dinosaurs. That's why I'm a
herpetologist first.

Dr John D. Scanlon, FCD
Riversleigh Fossil Centre, Outback at Isa
"Get this $%#@* python off me!", said Tom laocoonically.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jane P Davidson [mailto:jdhexen@unr.edu] 
Sent: 26 March, 2008 2:26 AM
To: tholtz@umd.edu; hammeris1@bellsouth.net; dinosaur@usc.edu
Subject: your first paleon book was: well darn

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
fax 775-784-6655


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
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