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Re: onehundred thousand euros a page

Heinrich Mallison wrote:
> Recently, a press release
> (http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-05/uob-drc051110.php)
> suggested that the German Science Foundation spent 3 Million Euros to
> find that sauropods gulped their food instead of chewing. If I apply
> this calculation to the summary paper, they spent 100.000 Euro per
> page:

The grant is actually a multi-researcher, multi-year project on sauropod
paleobiology. It is far more than this one paper: a bunch are already out,
and far more to come..

> Sander, M. et al. (2010): Biology of the sauropod dinosaurs: the
> evolution of gigantism. Biology Reviews (online first)
> doi:10.1111/j.1469-185X.2010.00137.x
> link:
> http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123397084/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0

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