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A quick commentary and an announcement.
Just purchased two excellent books to brighten my life lately
(literally)... "Glorified Dinosaurs" by Luis Chiappe: A great summary
of dinoavian studies with lots of illustrations and photographs of
specimens (only critique: I wish the specimen photographs were
clearer and brighter). The text is clear, succinct and cover all
basis including a basic history review and clear explanations on why
Feduccia and his cohorts are still wrong (even if they jump the gun
in desperation trying to sell Deinonychus as a flightless bird).
The second great surprise is a very much needed expanded and updated
"Dawn of the dinosaurs" by Nicholas Fraser and illustrated by Douglas
Henderson. A comprehensive study of the Triassic with incredible
illustrations. I'm amazed by all the new stuff by Henderson: he has
literally exploded in color!
I may be late and outdate for many, but i earnestly recommend these
two. Never too late!
On other matters, I've gone a little experimental: Random House is
releasing "Dinosaurs In The Round" a full three dimensional pop-up
book(with booklet included)! The final thing looks rather
interesting and it is a very attractive format. It is a carousel that
opens up to show three scenes (Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous)
with lots of action. A real departure from what I have been doing
lately... so check it out if you can. It was fun to work in a super-
multi layered format.
Feedback is always welcome.
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