Posts treating: "dinosaur"
Monday, 20 May 2013
After so many trips back to the '80s and '90s, it's good to return to a book that's properly vintage. Dinosaurs was number 355 in the impressively diverse Little Golden Book series from Golden Press of New York, and was published in 1959. It was a simpler time, when a kids' dinosaur book could be purchased for a mere 25 cents, and palaeoart consisted of lush forests, erupting volcanoes, and giant lizards...all too literally.For you see, while the illustrator William de J. Rutherfoord was [...]
In my last-but-one Vintage Dinosaur Art post - about three years ago now - I reviewed a book entitled Dreaming of Dinosaurs. While some commented that it wasn't very vintage, others (on Facebook, mostly) noted how its title reminded them of a different book that they treasured as a child - Dinosaur Dream. Well wouldn't you know, I've only gone and procured that one too! And no, as it's from 1990, it isn't very 'vintage' either. However, hopefully this will be forgiven on the grounds that it's [...]
The Kent State University Child Development Center kindergarten class is coming to visit the Geology Department this morning. They are going to get a chance to work on the Emriver stream table, figure out the the difference between fossils and rocks, and compare their stride length to a dinosaur’s. At
Have you ever dreamt of dinosaurs? John Rice surely did, and was thus inspired to write a fine book of poetry about them. Fortunately, his poems tend to be either jolly whimsies or meditations on the meaning and significance of dinosaurs in a temporal context - as opposed to being incomprehensibly surreal and containing psychosexual themes that, on waking reflection, have terrifying implications for one's mental wellbeing (or is that just me?). In line with the mix of tone in the poems, Charles [...]
So I’ve recently got my hands on the latest paper from Theagarten Lingham-Soliar. This one comes with the promising title of “The evolution of the feather: scales on the tail of Sinosauropteryx and an interpretation of the dinosaur’s opisthotonic posture.” … Continue reading
If you’re just joining us, this post is a follow-up to this one, in which I considered the possible size and identity of the Recapture Creek femur fragment, which “Dinosaur Jim” Jensen (1987: page 604) said was “the largest bone I have ever seen”. True to his word, Brooks Britt at BYU got back to
The demise of the dinosaurs is the world's ultimate whodunit. Was it a comet or asteroid impact? Volcanic eruptions? Climate change?
In an attempt to resolve the issue, scientists at the Berkeley Geochronology Center (BGC), the University of California, Berkeley, and universities in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have now determined the most precise dates yet for the
These snapshots are from the Tucson City Center Hotel (formerly Inn Suites) show just north of the AZGS offices in downtown Tucson.
Top left, petrified wood from Show Low, Arizona.
Top right, grazing dinosaur.
Bottom right, fossil fish from Lebanon.
Bottom left, plesiosaur from Ft. Hays,
Aquí os dejamos la canción "Death the dinosaur!" (Muerte al dinosaurio!), el videoclip para promocionar Mega, la nueva página web del fundador de Megaupload, Kim Dotcom.
Desde la Plataforma Civica Contra el Uso Banal del Término dinosaurio (PCCUBTD)... no tenemos palabras para definirlo.
El autor de la musiquita (pegadiza eh) es Jayme
Birds, an apparent heir of a predominant figure in the Mesozoic fauna, maintain inherited dominance among terrestrial vertebrates, featuring bi-, for some even tri-, mode of locomotion – aerial and terrestrial.
How their ability of aerial locotion might be evolved had been a fascinating subject with a decade-long history of debate. A basic stance to this subject took dichotomy
Daffy Duck has always been my favorite Looney Tunes character, so I was happy to learn that director Chuck Jones' first go at Daffy was 1939's Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur. It's a fitting start, since Daffy is Warner Brothers' most famous extant theropod. Set in the stone age - "millions and billions and trillions of years before you people were even born," a title card informs us - it's one of a long line of Warner Brothers cartoons in which a prey animal protagonist outwits a hapless hunter. [...]
If any of the great artists of the Dinosaur Renaissance era deserves a much greater online presence than they currently have, then it's Eleanor (aka Ely) Kish. We've only featured her work on two occasions before, and this is the first book to grace LITC that is entirely illustrated by her. Happily, it's also a pop-up book - from the same National Geographic series as the recently-featured Creatures of Long Ago: Dinosaurs. As the title suggests, it's an insurmountable onslaught of cute.Dinosaur [...]
I am at 399 posts as of 12/15 at 22:35. Tomorrow I will post my 400th. This is also my 30th blog post.
Another feat yet in JMD’s membership on Dinosaur
Tyrannosaurus rex was the most terrifing dinosaur to walk North Amirica.Lets see this monster’s bacic [...]
Our next installment in Dino's in Pop Culture brings us this very very bizarre looking creation you can make that kind of looks like a dinosaur if you squint real hard.
Velociraptor maquette from the exhibition Les Géants du Jurassique. Photo by Dominique Pipet.In my interview with Chris Masnaghetti this week, I shared his wonderful Velociraptor infographic. He bemoaned the animal's status in pop culture, calling it the "most misinterpreted dinosaur ever," putting heavy blame on Jurassic Park. Seems right to me: those scaly beasties have become the theropod equivalent of Brontosaurus: a placeholder for dinosaurkind in general, whether or not they represent [...]
The name of the long-snouted dinosaur Irritator hints at the troubled history surrounding the spinosaur's
Firstly, apologies for the lateness of this one - I missed the Monday deadline and then the other guys posted some material, and I thought it better that content be spread out over the week. Hopefully this book will be worth the wait - as nostalgia for some, and for everyone else as an interesting entry in the canon of one of the most well-known and respected palaeoartists. For my part, I had no idea it existed until very recently, and was instantly excited when I found it - pop-up Sibbick!The [...]
An summary of a presentation titled: “Were Dinosaurs Destined to Be Big? Testing Cope’s Rule” by Gene Hunt of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution has been posted on the Geological Society of America
A set of partial jaws hold an important place in the history of South American paleontology, but what sort of dinosaur do they