The Day of the Dinosaur

The Day of the Dinosaur

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name = The Day of the Dinosaur
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image_caption = Dust-jacket for "The Day of the Dinosaur"
author = L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp
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cover_artist = Patricia Saville Voehl
country = United States
language = English
series =
subject = Paleontology
publisher = Doubleday
release_date = 1968
english_release_date =
media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages = xiii, 319 pp
isbn = NA
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"The Day of the Dinosaur" is a science book by L. Sprague de Camp and Catherine Crook de Camp, illustrated with plates. It was first published in hardcover by Doubleday in 1968, and in paperback by Curtis Books in 1971.

As stated on the cover of the Doubleday edition, the work is a survey of "the exciting story of the lost world of the great reptiles and of the fossil hunters who discovered them millions of years later." It argues, among other things, that the theory of evolution took hold after Darwin because of interest spurred by recently popularized dinosaur remains, corresponding to legends of dragons.


*cite book | last=Laughlin | first=Charlotte | coauthors=Daniel J. H. Levack | title=De Camp: An L. Sprague de Camp Bibliography | location=San Francisco | publisher=Underwood/Miller | pages=23 | date=1983

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