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Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs

edited by Philip J. Currie and Kevin Padian
San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 1997. 869 pages.

Compiled by two of the world's foremost dinosaur experts, with almost 900 pages by 275 authors and 35 color plates, Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs was hailed as the most valuable and up-to-date reference work on dinosaurs when it was published in 1997. NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott applauded, "I know I'm going to get a lot of use out of this book, and so would any teacher or parent with a dinosaur-nutty kid." Editor (and contributor) Kevin Padian, a paleontologist at the University of California, Berkeley, is president of NCSE's board of directors; he also testified in Kitzmiller v. Dover.