The new Geological Society volume on the history of research into dinosaurs, pterosaurs, plesiosaurs and their buddies is now out [amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, and don't complain to me about the price], and the final chapter is mine on sauropod research. Although it won’t contain much that is new to seasoned palaeontologists, I hope it provides a useful overview to newcomers (and a few interesting nuggets for everyone).
- Taylor, Michael P. 2010. Sauropod dinosaur research: a historical review. pp. 361-386 in: Richard T. J. Moody, Eric Buffetaut, Darren Naish and David M. Martill (eds.), Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Saurians: a Historical Perspective. Geological Society of London, Special Publication 343. doi: 10.1144/SP343.22
You can get these from my web-site. They’re the same figures as appear in the paper, but in the original high resolutions that I submitted.