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The Wealden Bible: English Wealden Fossils, 2011

The Wealden Bible: English Wealden Fossils, 2011

Finally, I have in my possession a copy of English Wealden Fossils , the massive, significant and long-awaited new volume published by the Palaeontological Association as part of its Field Guide to Fossils series (this is number 14 in the series).

December 2, 2011 — Darren Naish
Paul Brinkman s The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush

Paul Brinkman s The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush

Ok, in keeping with what I said in the previous article (the review of Gerhard Maier’s African Dinosaurs Unearthed ), here’s the second of those reviews on “outstanding new volumes ...

November 30, 2011 — Darren Naish
The Crowing crested cobra

The Crowing crested cobra

I’ve recently been reading Stephen Spawls’s Sun, Sand & Snakes , a 1979 volume that charts Spawls’s childhood interest in snakes and other reptiles and recounts his numerous japes and scrapes with local, east African herpetofauna.

November 21, 2011 — Darren Naish
The discovery and early interpretation of Spinosaurus

The discovery and early interpretation of Spinosaurus

Our modern understanding of Spinosaurus, the largest known theropod (perhaps 18 m long). A long-jawed predator with retracted nostrils, a bony cranial crest and massive thumb claws.

November 16, 2011 — Darren Naish
What they re saying about The Great Dinosaur Discoveries

What they re saying about The Great Dinosaur Discoveries

Back in 2009 University of California Press (in the USA) and A & C Black (in the UK) published my The Great Dinosaur Discoveries (GDD from hereon), a lavishly illustrated volume that takes the reader through the history of dinosaur science [US edition shown here; UK edition shown below].

November 14, 2011 — Darren Naish
The noble tradition of military goats

The noble tradition of military goats

The use of animals in military ceremony and warfare has always interested me. On a trip to Cardiff (Wales) in 2010 I encountered the stuffed Qatar goat Billy of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

November 11, 2011 — Darren Naish
Tet Zoo highlights 2006-2011, from a Tet Zoo superfan

Tet Zoo highlights 2006-2011, from a Tet Zoo superfan

As you read this, I’m away (at the annual Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting, in Las Vegas)*. As usual when I’m away, the plan is to have articles set to self-publish during my absence.

November 8, 2011 — Darren Naish

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