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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2012, 05:22:54 PM »
Not really a post on a single book but more of a... shout-out. Now that Weaver (that's me) is at college I can read lots of paleontology books and essays! If you all ever want to find out information on a book I can check to see if the college library has it and I can report back to you. Also, totally off subject but the school has some really old editions of certain books in their catalogs. So cool!

Anyway, if you ever need someone to look up an unknown/kinda obscure palentology book/reference-book I'm available to help.
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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2012, 07:59:51 PM »
Well, I just got Unwin's Pterosaur's from Deep Time, and I have to say I'm not all that impressed. I was expecting something that would be on the scale of Wellnofer but I guess that book is pretty hard to beat.
Perhaps it's because I can't stand Todd Marshall's artwork, or maybe because I need to read through it more....I dunno

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #42 on: October 11, 2012, 09:35:42 PM »
Well, I just got Unwin's Pterosaur's from Deep Time, and I have to say I'm not all that impressed. I was expecting something that would be on the scale of Wellnofer but I guess that book is pretty hard to beat.
Perhaps it's because I can't stand Todd Marshall's artwork, or maybe because I need to read through it more....I dunno

I'm sorry to hear that. Then again I've never seen Wellnofer's book so I cannot really compare them and "Deep Time" is the only pterosaur book I own so...
Hopefully you'll change your mind when you read through it.

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2012, 10:03:49 PM »
Well, I just got Unwin's Pterosaur's from Deep Time, and I have to say I'm not all that impressed. I was expecting something that would be on the scale of Wellnofer but I guess that book is pretty hard to beat.
Perhaps it's because I can't stand Todd Marshall's artwork, or maybe because I need to read through it more....I dunno

I'm sorry to hear that. Then again I've never seen Wellnofer's book so I cannot really compare them and "Deep Time" is the only pterosaur book I own so...
Hopefully you'll change your mind when you read through it.
It's all good. It's only a book, after all :)

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2012, 12:55:15 AM »
A book is never 'only' a book.  ;D

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2012, 02:45:53 AM »
How about Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia by Donald F Glut?

Is is a good book?
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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2012, 04:01:01 AM »
You mean this?



If you can afford it...it is about £250 for sale on Amazon.co.uk, and that's only the first volume :x
It's also extremely comprehensive, so I would not reccommend it if you're a casual dinosaur lover. Expect a lot of jargon, technical papers and stuff like that.
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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2012, 05:15:19 AM »
Is each volume esentially an updated version of the ones prior? Or are they all its own
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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2012, 01:12:36 PM »
Is each volume esentially an updated version of the ones prior? Or are they all its own
The firsts book in 1997 provides summaries of all the animals published prior to 1996s. All the subsequent volumes are supplements which are add-ons to the original 1997 volume. The rest of these supplements only cover new researches and often lacks the entries for animals that weren't studied prior to the first book. These books are quite good if you don't have time to read or to find the original papers and would like to just gain some basic knowledge of the subject. Conversely, these books provide references for you to look up in your library.

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2012, 10:00:25 PM »
Anyone has Info on this book?
http://www.amazon.com/Dinosaurs-Field-Guide-Gregory-Paul/dp/1408130742/ref=la_B001IQZHPI_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1353966941&sr=1-4
Is this a book on its own or just a different, slimmed down  Version of the Princeton Field Guide?
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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2012, 10:13:30 PM »
It is the one of the best books of dinosaurs  ^-^. I dont have this book but I would like to buy it coming soon  ;D.
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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2012, 03:06:54 AM »
Anyone has Info on this book?
http://www.amazon.com/Dinosaurs-Field-Guide-Gregory-Paul/dp/1408130742/ref=la_B001IQZHPI_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1353966941&sr=1-4
Is this a book on its own or just a different, slimmed down  Version of the Princeton Field Guide?

From what I've read, it's just a regional variant of the Princeton Field Guide.

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #52 on: November 27, 2012, 03:53:11 AM »
It is the one of the best books of dinosaurs  ^-^. I dont have this book but I would like to buy it coming soon  ;D.
Since you haven't had the book yet, there are also electronic version of it on the net.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2012, 04:56:12 AM by wings »

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #53 on: November 27, 2012, 03:56:31 AM »
It is the one of the best books of dinosaurs  ^-^. I dont have this book but I would like to buy it coming soon  ;D.
Since you haven't had the book yet, I've found an electronic version of it recently (removed).
Ummm no offense, and I'm sure you mean well...but isn't this online piracy? I think it would have been a better idea to have PM'd Jetoar the link instead...

Sorry, I think it's wrong. I don't agree with piracy. I paid for my copy of the Princeton Field Guide and so should Jetoar if he wants that book. You get what you pay for, it's a fantastic reference.
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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #54 on: November 27, 2012, 04:54:53 AM »
It is the one of the best books of dinosaurs  ^-^. I dont have this book but I would like to buy it coming soon  ;D.
Since you haven't had the book yet, I've found an electronic version of it recently (removed).
Ummm no offense, and I'm sure you mean well...but isn't this online piracy? I think it would have been a better idea to have PM'd Jetoar the link instead...

Sorry, I think it's wrong. I don't agree with piracy. I paid for my copy of the Princeton Field Guide and so should Jetoar if he wants that book. You get what you pay for, it's a fantastic reference.
I was having the same problem before and I asked more than once whether I could list these kind of links. In the end no one seems to mind (care) and that is the only reason I listed here. Perhaps I should add another line to say that take a look at it and decide whether you should buy it or not. If you are going to get it then that is great if not please delete it, so it is like as if you are skimming a book in a bookstore before purchase. BTW I've deleted the link so don't worry about it  :) . You'll (tyrantqueen) probably need to modify my earlier link from your comment so people can't use it.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2012, 07:32:07 AM by wings »

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2012, 05:03:05 AM »
It is the one of the best books of dinosaurs  ^-^. I dont have this book but I would like to buy it coming soon  ;D.
Since you haven't had the book yet, I've found an electronic version of it recently (removed).
Ummm no offense, and I'm sure you mean well...but isn't this online piracy? I think it would have been a better idea to have PM'd Jetoar the link instead...

Sorry, I think it's wrong. I don't agree with piracy. I paid for my copy of the Princeton Field Guide and so should Jetoar if he wants that book. You get what you pay for, it's a fantastic reference.
I was having the same problem before and I asked more than once whether I could list these kind of links. In the end no one seems to mind (care) and that is the only reason I listed here. Perhaps I should add another line to say that take a look at it and decide whether you should buy it or not. If you are going to get it then that is great if not please delete it, so it is like if you are skimming a book in a bookstore before purchase. BTW I've deleted the link so don't worry about it  :) . You'll (tyrantqueen) probably need to modify my earlier link from your comment so people can't use it.
That's odd, many other sites I've visited before will often frown upon and sometimes even outright ban members for sharing piracy links. I'm sort of disappointed to see that the Dinosaur Toy Forum is fine with online piracy, I expected better of them I guess....

I modified my link btw.
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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #56 on: November 27, 2012, 05:12:12 AM »
Mmm... tyrantqueen, perhaps you shouldn't be linking my previous posts again because by doing so you've actually displaying my earlier link as well  :) .

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #57 on: November 27, 2012, 06:35:24 PM »
That's odd, many other sites I've visited before will often frown upon and sometimes even outright ban members for sharing piracy links. I'm sort of disappointed to see that the Dinosaur Toy Forum is fine with online piracy, I expected better of them I guess....

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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #58 on: December 27, 2012, 10:42:52 PM »
Thanks for the Info!

Is the "Scholastic Dinosaur A To Z" more suited for kids or for adults? It's on the book wall, yet most reviews I read about it seem to suggest it to be a children's book.
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Re: Book recommendations
« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2012, 03:18:42 AM »
Is the "Scholastic Dinosaur A To Z" more suited for kids or for adults? It's on the book wall, yet most reviews I read about it seem to suggest it to be a children's book.

It's not really geared toward either as far as I can tell.  It's definitely not very scientifically technical, but it does provide good (good at the time of publication anyway) summaries of what's known or thought about a wide selection of dinosaur genera.

If you already have GSP's field guide, I'd skip this one.