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Re: samples from dino guide

On Tue, Sep 21st, 2010 at 3:58 AM, Ian Paulsen <birdbooker@zipcon.net> wrote:

>  Here are samples from Greg Paul's forthcoming dino field guide:
> http://press.princeton.edu/blog/category/books/the-princeton-field-guide-to-dinosaurs/daily-

The illustrations are great (as expected); but I'm not sure it was such a good 
idea to include 
a 'habits' section with each species. Some of the habit descriptions come 
across as statements of 
fact, rather than speculation or opinion.

Of what use would the habits of the living creature be in a 'field guide' 
anyway? If the bones you 
discover are being furtive with a hint of menace, does that suggest they are 
from an 'ambush 
predator' such as Ceratosaurus? :-)


Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj