From Library Journal
R. T. Bird, as he was called, made spectacular finds of dinosaur remains in the West during the 1930s. In later years he recalled the excitement of the finds; the dangers, frustrations, and fun of the camps; the brilliance of Brown, for many years curator of vertebrate paleontology of the American Museum of Natural History; and the drudgery of assembling the fragments to create some of the most spectacular displays in the world. Bird was a natural writ erdirect, understated, often witty. A concise introduction to vertebrate pale ontology, careful editing, and skillful captioning under the many photographs and drawings contribute to a lively vol ume for anyone interested in fossil- hunting in general and dinosaurs in par ticular. A good choiece for special collections and public and high school libraries. Walter C. Allen, GSLIS, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
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