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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #360 on: August 18, 2019, 01:50:02 AM »
For some reason Goodreads lists this book as The Fantastic Journey of Padma and the Bluethingosaurus.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39852671-the-fantastic-journey-of-padma-and-bluethingosaurus


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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #361 on: August 18, 2019, 05:54:15 PM »
For some reason Goodreads lists this book as The Fantastic Journey of Padma and the Bluethingosaurus.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39852671-the-fantastic-journey-of-padma-and-bluethingosaurus

Maybe that's a UK or Indian edition? I'd guess @Stuckasaurus has the US edition.
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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #362 on: August 19, 2019, 03:26:49 AM »
For some reason Goodreads lists this book as The Fantastic Journey of Padma and the Bluethingosaurus.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39852671-the-fantastic-journey-of-padma-and-bluethingosaurus

Maybe that's a UK or Indian edition? I'd guess @Stuckasaurus has the US edition.

Huh, interesting. I actually got my copy directly from the author herself, so I'm not sure where the difference comes from. "Bluethingosaurus" is the nickname Padma comes up with for the little blue Isisaurus she befriends, incidentally.
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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #363 on: August 19, 2019, 03:29:09 AM »
For some reason Goodreads lists this book as The Fantastic Journey of Padma and the Bluethingosaurus.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39852671-the-fantastic-journey-of-padma-and-bluethingosaurus

Maybe that's a UK or Indian edition? I'd guess @Stuckasaurus has the US edition.

Huh, interesting. I actually got my copy directly from the author herself, so I'm not sure where the difference comes from. "Bluethingosaurus" is the nickname Padma comes up with for the little blue Isisaurus she befriends, incidentally.

I note that the thumbnail of the book's cover in the link you shared has the correct book title, which makes the difference even more bizarre.

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #364 on: October 22, 2019, 11:01:12 PM »
https://chasmosaurs.blogspot.com/2012/05/vintage-dinosaur-art-prehistoric.html?m=1
Have a look at this one, reviewed by @Horridus on his blog. This boon is nearly vintage, quirky as hell and sometimed unvoluntarily funny. All this makes it a perfect new book for my book collection!

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #365 on: April 14, 2020, 11:57:26 AM »
I am through with "Naturalist" by E.O. Wilson, a damn good read!
Now I am on page 112 of Michael Novacek´s "Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs", which sucked me in due to its vividness. One thinks one is among them, kneeling over Protoceratops skulls in the beginning nineties.
I got myself a package of eleven used books last week - many English among them such as "The Riddle of the Dinosaur" by John N. Wilford and "Dinosaurs, Spitfires & Sea Dragons"by Christopher McGowan.  And I manage to read concentrated thanks to the much time I have got.

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #366 on: April 17, 2020, 03:16:54 PM »
Although it is a bit lenghty sometimes - due to things we prehistory nerds consider as matters of course -  I can recommend Brian Switek "My Beloved Brontosaurus"!
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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #367 on: June 16, 2020, 08:15:34 AM »

 :)  I know it's another children's book, but I like the cover art of this upcoming release a lot. I think I'll give it a go.


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« Reply #368 on: June 16, 2020, 11:11:49 AM »
That is such a great cover!And it does well without theropods!

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« Reply #369 on: June 16, 2020, 11:37:48 AM »
Fantastic piece of art, a book that I'll also be on the lookout for. Agreed on the therapods comment - if I see one more cover depicting a Tyrannosaurus roaring out at me...

I like the painterly look of this one as well, also a tad over DK's CG dino illustrations, bring back the illustrators. Love the whole ecosystem vibe going on here too, kinda reminds me of a herd of mixed herbivores heading across the savanna on the cover of a National Geographic mag.

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #370 on: June 16, 2020, 01:28:17 PM »
In Germany it´s going to be released in September, there´s a lot of Zallinger diorama-approach artwork going on inside!

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« Reply #371 on: June 16, 2020, 02:43:53 PM »
Early September in the UK too.  I must say it looks rather tempting!

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« Reply #372 on: June 19, 2020, 06:25:29 PM »
Illustrated by "A. N. Other?" I suppose that's a generic pseudonym for whatever anonymous illustrators they're employing?
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