How can I obtain out-of-print dinosaur books?
27th August 2002
Are there any reliable channels - especially in the UK - for getting
hold of out-of-print books like:
Given the enormous popularity of dinosaurs, how can it be that they've
been allowed to go out of print?
- Robert Bakker - The Dinosaur Heresies
- John Horner - The Complete T. Rex
- Gregory Paul - Predatory Dinosaurs of the World
The general consensus answer to this seems to be simply to try used
book stores, used book-finding services, etc.. One
correspondent reports having seen both The Dinosaur Heresies
and Predatory Dinosaurs in second-hand stores, and bought his
copy of The Dinosauria in one.
Fortunately for web-potatoes such as myself, there are several
out-of-print book-search services on the internet, including:
If you live in the US, then your local amazon branch,
provides a used-book searching service for many (though not all) out
of print titles; unfortunately,
doesn't offer this service. I also don't know of any UK-specific
used-book search services analagous to those mentioned above.