Those sixteen issues of the Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology found a good home!

April 5, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I said I was going to toss out my hardcopy issues of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology unless someone wanted them and was prepared to pay for shipping.

The good news is that Andrew Stuck did want them. We got in touch and arranged shipping, and they arrived at his house a few days ago. Here they are in their new home:


Andrew apologises that “they may not have the best bunkmates, as they fit best next to my collection of old creationist children’s literature. I think my shelf might spontaneously combust.”

But I’m glad to see that (on the lower shelf) he has both the Thunder Lizards edited volume and Gerhard Maier’s definitive book on the Tendaguru expeditions, African Dinosaurs Unearthed. (If I ever get the Archbishop description done, I will cite the heck out of this!) Also, Mark Witton’s Pterosaurs, the Normanpedia, and more.

I’m really glad that these journals ended up somewhere they can do some good, rather than recycled as paper pulp or dumped in a landfill somewhere.

Next up: I am going to get rid of nearly all my printed journal articles — I am guessing about 7500 pages. (I’ll keep a few that don’t seem to exist in electronic form, and a couple of others that have really nice print quality in the illustrations, such as my Janensch 1950.)

2 Responses to “Those sixteen issues of the Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology found a good home!”

  1. Andrew Stuck Says:

    I’m happy I was able to extend their life and get some extra use out of them! I’m hoping that if I snap up enough technical literature I might feel confidant enough to start referring to myself as an “amateur paleontologist” rather than merely an “enthusiast”! (Delusions of grandeur, maybe, but it’s a nice thought!)

  2. Andrew Stuck Says:

    Thank you, Mike, for shopping around and finding such a cheap option for shipping! I thought I was going to have to pay $100 or more!

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