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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2014, 02:25:23 PM »
The Dinosaur Heresies are a must read! :D

I also love Raptor Red. I've listened to it on cassette a long time ago, but I may finally have to track it down in book form.

Shouldnīt be too difficult  ;)
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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2014, 12:05:12 AM »
Very cool. I love looking through peoples book collections and seeing what titles they have. I'll have to take a couple myself.

Me too. The only problem is that most of the books in this thread are written in a foreign language, so I can't look them up.
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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2015, 10:03:35 PM »
No dinosaur book, but I bought myself this one.

http://www.amazon.com/Terrible-Estate-Agent-Photos-Donaldson-ebook/dp/B00K7EJ1WC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432674024&sr=8-1&keywords=terrible+estate+photography

I could not help but laughing myself to death, itīs great, great art and beats most of the funniest books I used to read. I canīt remember when I laughed this loud and often reading a book!
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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2015, 01:03:46 AM »
No dinosaur book, but I bought myself this one.

http://www.amazon.com/Terrible-Estate-Agent-Photos-Donaldson-ebook/dp/B00K7EJ1WC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432674024&sr=8-1&keywords=terrible+estate+photography

I could not help but laughing myself to death, itīs great, great art and beats most of the funniest books I used to read. I canīt remember when I laughed this loud and often reading a book!

That looks like a great book, just added it to my own wish list. I'll check out just about anything.

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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2015, 08:41:01 PM »
Thanks to Darren Naishīs  review of the "Big Golden Book Of Dinosaurs" which Luis V. Rey wasnīt really fond of, I bought these two books. And I am not being disappointed, I like them both, each in its on way is unique with a lovely text and great art. Okay, Reyīs art is a little freaky, but isnīt that the impulse we sometimes need?
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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2015, 07:58:03 AM »
Yesterday I found a copy of "Trilobites Of New York" at a local (which means only 15 km / 10 miles away!) used bookstore here in Germany:

http://www.amazon.com/Trilobites-New-York-Illustrated-Comstock/dp/0801439698/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449993257&sr=8-1&keywords=trilobites+of+new+york

It costed 8 Euros!  :o ;D

And a copy of "Trilobites Worldwide"

http://www.amazon.com/Trilobites-worldwide-Reflection-Trilobiten-Spiegelbild/dp/3899370031/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449993390&sr=8-2&keywords=trilobites+worldwide

for only 1,50 Euros!

I could not resist and hope you understand! :)) ;D
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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2016, 01:41:33 PM »
Very cool! I just ordered myself "Dino Gangs" by Philippp Currie and the classic "Digging Dinosaurs" by John Horner. And "Predatory Dinosaurs of the World" by Gregory S. Paul.
Has anyone read them yet? Can you share your experience?

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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2016, 02:38:40 PM »
Predatory Dinosaurs is outdated but still worth getting. Don't own the other two so I can't comment.

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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2016, 03:12:01 PM »
Digging Dinosaurs is pretty good if you are interested in Horner's Discovery of Maiasaura. It covers discovery, dig and reconstruction of species and lifestyle.  It also is fun to read.
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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2016, 04:32:17 PM »
Thanks, guys. And is there anyone knowing "Dino Gangs" by Currie?

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« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2016, 05:53:02 PM »
Thanks, guys. And is there anyone knowing "Dino Gangs" by Currie?

Basically, it "reads like a bland transcript of the documentary" ( https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2011/jul/25/bunch-bones-gang-bloodthirsty-tyrannosaurs ).
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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2016, 08:30:58 PM »
Thanks, guys. And is there anyone knowing "Dino Gangs" by Currie?

Basically, it "reads like a bland transcript of the documentary" ( https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2011/jul/25/bunch-bones-gang-bloodthirsty-tyrannosaurs ).

Ah, okay, itīs about the evolution of the theory Tyrannosaurs hunted in packs, basically?

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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2016, 07:05:14 PM »


Bought this lovely book today at a flea market. Read it to my children before translating it. I love boasting before them ;D ;D

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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2016, 08:21:23 PM »
Got "Predatory Dinosaurs of the World" and "Dino Gangs" today. The former is okay, the letter does not really tell me anything new. However, it was still okay getting at that price (5 Euros incl. postage).
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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2016, 09:28:11 PM »
Here are some new acquisitions which are worth sharing.

The Art Of National Geographic, what a wonderful book!  Great introduction by Stephen Jay Gould, too. Not only great paleoart in there, but also many great illustrations from the last 100 years of NG.





Baum des Lebens (Tree Of Life) - A great 2m Leporello fold book with lovely and interesting, albeit often incorrect pictures of extinct animals and plants by Katie Scott.





And last but not least I at last have some issues ot "Prehistoric Times", what a great magazine! Exactly fits my interests. And itīs interesting, too, to see the impact of my "discovery" of Bullyland Protochirotherium. I donīt know if there is anything about their Procynosuchus in other issues I do not own.
 
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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2016, 10:56:24 PM »
Nice collection of books. You're actually the first person I've seen that has the Gorgon book too. I actually got mine at a local used book store and it was actually in like new condition.

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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2016, 08:43:30 AM »
Nice collection of books. You're actually the first person I've seen that has the Gorgon book too. I actually got mine at a local used book store and it was actually in like new condition.

Thank you! Yes, Gorgon is one of my most appreciated books thanks to the fact that it deals with other top predators than T.rex or Allosaurus and shows how painful research in the field can be.

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« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2016, 10:56:34 AM »
A very enjoyable topic - thanks. It's interesting to see others' collections and I particularly like seeing some of the older books, as I've got a few of those.
I noticed "Prehistoric Times" magazine in your photos and just went to their home page. Would you and others here recommend it?

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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #38 on: July 29, 2016, 11:23:18 AM »
A very enjoyable topic - thanks. It's interesting to see others' collections and I particularly like seeing some of the older books, as I've got a few of those.
I noticed "Prehistoric Times" magazine in your photos and just went to their home page. Would you and others here recommend it?

Well, I definitely would. It is fun to read,its from dinophiles for dinophiles and covers a wide range of topics - art, science, sculpting, collecting. Itīs the "analogue version" of a forum like this, if you want.

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Re: Libraraptorīs book collection
« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2016, 04:22:36 PM »
It's very different from the Dinosaur magazines sold to kids in Germany this day. ( Because it isn't aimed at kids ) Including the fact that they do not come with generic extras.  In PT even the adds are for the most part related to Prehistorics, with the occassional monster thrown in.
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Jurassic Park is frightning in the dark
All the dinosaurs are running wild
Someone let T. Rex out of his pen
I'm afraid those things'll harm me
'Cause they sure don't act like Barney
And they think that I'm their dinner, not their friend
Oh no