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Book Review: Acrocanthosaurus: The Bones Of Contention by Russell Ferrell

This is a true story of the discovery and excavation of the Acrocanthosaurus - Oklahoma's State Dinosaur - and the epic struggles of the two dino diggers in the aftermath of that great discovery-excavation. Read More »

Book Review: The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, And Myth In Greek And Roman Times by Adrienne Mayor

A bad book on a potentially good subject. Read More »

Book Review: The Humans Who Went Extinct: Why Neanderthals Died Out and We Survived by Clive Finlayson

Climate, environment, and migration are fine contributory reasons why Neanderthals went extinct in favor of our Homo sapien ancestors. But the overriding reason?: Pure dumb luck. Read More »

Book Review: Written In Stone: Evolution, the Fossil Record, and Our Place in Nature by Brian Switek

A good debut from an up and coming science writer. Read More »