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RE: A tough question...or is it?
What or who got you started into studying Dinosaurs?
For me it was the book "The How and Why Wonder Book of Dinosaurs" by
Darlene Geis published 1960. I got this book of my 5th birthday, while
stationed with my dad on the naval/air force base on Midway Island, back
If anyone has ever lived or visited Midway, which is now a bird santuary
maintained by the National Parks Department, you will find the island
swarming with "Goony-birds" [Layson and Black Albatross]. And to a 5
year old, these birds were enormous in size and were easily equated to
Dinosaurs in my mind. In fact I tried to convince my Kindergarten
teacher that birds [the big ones] were Dinosaurs.