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Vintage Dinosaur Art – Graveyards of the Dinosaurs

Vintage Dinosaur Art

I always enjoy receiving books from overseas that date to my childhood, but were never released in the UK (or if they were, were really well hidden) – there’s a special fascination in seeing what contemporary, for example, American kids were reading while I was devouring The Ultimate Dinosaur Book and Dinosaurs! magazine (er, the UK version). Graveyards of the DinosaursĀ was (very kindly) sent to me from the US by Herman Diaz – thanks once again, Herman. It features a…

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This Mesozoic Month: August 2020

This Mesozoic Month

Welcome back to This Mesozoic Month, the roundup of news, blogging, multimedia content, and art related to life of the Mesozoic era. I’ve made the decision that this will be the final edition of the series. These regularly scheduled roundups have been going since December 2016, preceded by less regular Mesozoic Miscellany posts. These simple posts take more time to compile than they might look like, and it’s time I just can’t spare any more. Thank you to everyone who…

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Vintage Dinosaur Art: books from the DK Action Pack

Vintage Dinosaur Art

Following a perusal of the ACTION PACK as a whole in my previous post, let’s now have a closer look at the two books included within. The first of these, like the pack itself (and the somewhat related Eyewitness book), is simply entitled Dinosaur, and serves as a basic primer as to what dinosaurs are all about. It also features a lot of classic model photography, which makes me Very Happy Indeed. Many of the models featured in Dinosaur (the…

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Vintageish Dinosaur Art: Investigate Dinosauriƫrs

Vintage Dinosaur Art

If you’ve been reading the blog for some time now (and we have been going for a few years), you’ll know that our Vintage Dinosaur Art series often really stretches the definition of the word ‘vintage’, and hopefully you’ll have got over that fact. It’s a name that’s stuck. We do still have one rule, however; in order to be considered Vintage Dinosaur Art, a work must be at least 20 years old. What to do, then, when a reader…

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Paleoart of Lariosaurus by Brian Choo

This Mesozoic Month: February 2018

This Mesozoic Month

A bit of a quieter month than January, which coincided with an incredibly hectic month here on the homefront. But I am undaunted, and here is a quick roundup of news, blogging, video, art, and more from February of 2018. Let’s stick a pin in it. In the News A few years back, a mighty impressive assemblage of Mesozoic trackways was found at NASA’s Goddard Flight Center in Maryland, and now it’s been published. Read more from Everything Dinosaur. Eogranivora…

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Apatosaurus louisae on display at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Visiting the Carnegie Museum of Natural History – Part 1

Museums

Last week, Jennie and I took a trip to Pittsburgh, PA. Telling people you’re going to Pittsburgh in the middle of January elicits a lot of “what for?” reactions. Well, the “what for” was a good one, thank you very much. It was the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, a museum I’ve long wanted to visit, and it far exceeded my expectations. It was the best dinosaur hall I’ve ever visited, and though I had done a bit of research…

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