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and Other Mesozoic Life
Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops, by Charles Knight

"The combination of such characters . . . will, it is presumed, be deemed sufficient ground for establishing a distinct tribe or sub-order of Saurian Reptiles, for which I propose the name Dinosauria."

-- Sir Richard Owen, in an address to the British Association
for the Advancement of Science, August 2, 1841

I've been interested in dinosaurs for literally as long as I can remember. It went dormant for a while when I was in high school, then revived in full force when I read Robert Bakker's The Dinosaur Heresies in college. So it's no surprise that I have more books about dinosaurs than about any other fossil animals. They take up a good three shelves of my science collection. They also run the gamut from books that anyone can read to esoteric academic papers that only a real enthusiast would like. After some thought, I decided to break them down into four groups for listing here: