For those of you who don't know me personally, my real name is Herman Diaz. I'm a Devious Deviant ( http://jd-man.deviantart.com/ ), an Amazon Reviewer ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A11XV4DU9OPOLU?ie=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr_pr_pdp ), & most importantly a lifelong dino fan w/a Bachelor of Science in "Natural History and Interpretation" (which is now known as "Environmental Education and Interpretation": www.esf.edu/efb/eei/ ). My ultimate goal is to work at a natural history institution as either a Natural History Interpreter or a Gift Shop Guy. In the meantime, I'll be using this blog to update you on my dino-related deviations, reviews, & most importantly career activities.
For my 1st post, I published my 1st Listmania! list (which I'll add to as time goes on). The requirements are listed below & the books are listed in the bolded link. If there are any books you think should be listed, please let me know. Many thanks in advance.
My Serious Dino Books ( http://www.amazon.com/lm/R2H4F8H299AK8M/ref=cm_pdp_lm_title_1 )
My serious (I.e. For learning) dino books must be all of the following:
-About dino paleobiology to a large extent (at least 50%).
-About non-T.rex theropods in particular, if not dinos in general.
-At least 100 pages.
-Authored/edited/introduced/forwarded by at least 1 BAD ("Birds Are Dinosaurs": http://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/the-whole-bad-band-thing/ ) dino paleontologist.*
-Described/reviewed on Amazon.
-For "casual readers"/"the enthusiast" ( http://whenpigsfly-returns.blogspot.com/2008/04/paleo-reading-list.html ).
-Not authored/edited/introduced/forwarded by Louis Jacobs.
-Not "reference works" (See "Citations, cross-references and xreferences": http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue30/ref-books ).*
-Post 1986 ("Arguably, the most recent previous attempt by a paleontologist to synthesize the cutting edge of dinosaur paleontology was Robert Bakker’s 1986 book": http://www.scottsampson.net/index.php?page=dinosaur-odyssey ).
-With dino-related titles.
*2-3 parters are exempt from this requirement.