Thursday, April 24, 2008

Behold the Mighty Dinosaur - David Jablonski

An anthology actually put together by a palaeontologist. From the University of California at Santa Barbara at the time, apparently.

As such, there is an introduction talking about such science, and even Robert Bakker in particular. It is around 20 pages long.

Behold the Mighty Dinosaur : Poor Little Warrior! - Brian W. Aldiss
Behold the Mighty Dinosaur : The Wings of a Bat - Paul Ash
Behold the Mighty Dinosaur : A Sound of Thunder - Ray Bradbury
Behold the Mighty Dinosaur : The Sands of Time - P. Schuyler Miller
Behold the Mighty Dinosaur : The Runners - Bob Buckley
Behold the Mighty Dinosaur : Before the Dawn - John Taine
Behold the Mighty Dinosaur : During the Jurassic - John Updike


He's got the dino crabs.

3.5 out of 5


Pteranodon parent.

4 out of 5


Stay in the lines, you dino hunting dumbarse.

4 out of 5


"Damn it," he cried, "no bald-headed old fuzzy-wuzzy is going to call me a liar twice! You may know a lot about dead bones, but your education with regard to living things has been sadly neglected. So reptiles never herd? What about alligators? What about the Galapagos iguanas? What about snakes? Bah—you can't see any farther than your own nose and never will! When I show you photographs of living dinosaurs, taken with this very camera twenty-four hours ago, not more than three or four miles from where we're standing—well, it's high time you scrap your hidebound, bone-dry theories and listen to a branch of science that's real and living, and always will be. I photographed those dinosaurs! I can do it again—any tune I like. I will do it."

Throw in a couple of groups of antagonistic aliens.

3.5 out of 5


Many big dinos can eat you. Small ones too, if you do that past tirp thing.

3 out of 5


Dino viewing tour.

2.5 out of 5


Big slow reptiles.

3 out of 5





3.5 out of 5

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