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January 2022

Vintage Dinosaur Art: The Dinosaur Alphabet Book – Part 1

Vintage Dinosaur Art

I love a good alphabet book. The fact that the author has to find one animal for each letter inevitably means they have to make a lot of choices. Some letters have lots of candidates – Do we put Tyrannosaurus or Triceratops under ‘T”? – which means painful cuts need to be made. Other letters, like Q and Z, only have some deeply obscure taxa that you wouldn’t otherwise see in a mainstream dinosaur book. At the same time, the…

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Vintage Dinosaur Art: Prehistoric World (Richard Moody) – Part 2

Vintage Dinosaur Art

While we obviously long ago stopped caring whether or not the art we featured in this series was strictly ‘vintage’, and while non-dinosaurs have frequently made an appearance (often with entire posts to themselves), I’m not sure we’ve ever featured a post that opens with an illustration depicting various Carboniferous corals. Somewhat Vintage Coral Art, anyone? Hey, you can’t say I never step out of my comfort zone. As I mentioned last time, Prehistoric World isn’t one of those books…

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Return to Naturalis

Museums

It’s been over two years since I shared with you my first experience of the renovated Naturalis, the Netherlands’ premier museum of nature and natural history. My review, found here and here, was somewhat mixed, and for whatever reason (I forget the reason but I’m fairly sure there was a reason) we missed the Live Science Hall. An egregious oversight on my part, it’s true. It was for this reason that Martijn “Dinosaurus” Guliker reached out to me. He is…

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