Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

I happened upon a digital version of the The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs (2nd ed., 2016) in the New School Library collection. The author and illustrator, Gregory S. Paul is a dinosaur illustrator and independent researcher. As a reference book, the bulk of the text is, as the title suggests, field guide-style listing of…

All Yesterdays

All Yesterdays: Unique and Speculative Views of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals (Irregular Books, 2012) is a small art book by vertebrate paleontologist Darren Naish and paleoartists John Conway and C. M. Kosemen. When the book was first released in 2012, it got a lot of attention online on the “speculative” illustrations of extant animals….

Articulating Dinosaurs

Brian Noble is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. One area of Noble’s research is the anthropology of science, techniques and expertise. Articulating Dinosaurs: A Political Anthropology (University of Toronto Press, 2016) explores how scientific knowledge and public practices intersect to articulate dinosaur natures. Noble begins by…

Palaeocast

I came across the podcast Palaeocast through Episode 30: Palaeoart which featured an interview with Julius Csotonyi, two-time winner of the Lanzendorf-National Geographic PaleoArt Prize, awarded by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. I listened to that and a few other episodes in a similar vein: Episode 80: Paleocreations, which featured an interview with paleoartist Robert…

Wild Safari: Prehistoric World

Safari Ltd was established in 1982 and describes their products as “Toys that teach.” While Safari Ltd does produce lines of mythological creatures and dragons, the majority of the company’s toys are extant and extinct animals. The toys themselves are relatively simple plastic figures, but are notable in that they are hand-painted and in their…

Dinomania

Dinomania: Why We Love, Fear and Are Utterly Enchanted by Dinosaurs Boria Sax Reaktion Books, 2018

Science Comics

Science Comics: Dinosaurs: Feathers and Fossils by MK Reed and Joe Flood (First Second, 2016) Dinosaurs: Feathers and Fossils was one of the first two books in First Second’s Science Comics series. Author MK Reed is the author of several graphic novels, including Americus, The Cute Girl Network, and Science Comics: Wild Weather, as well as…