COOL IMAGES: Mind Your Back

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Science  17 Sep 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5435, pp. 1815
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5435.1815c

An early Cretaceous Afrovenator, right front, stalks a young sauropod in a chilling scene by Montana illustrator Douglas Henderson. He has compiled 90 vivid paintings and sketches in an online book, Earth History Illustrations, that leads the reader through the history of prehistoric creatures, from Devonian fishes to Pleistocene mammoths and all the terrible lizards in between. Henderson's images have appeared in National Geographic, museums, and books for grown-ups and kids. He started drawing dinosaurs at an early age, he says, giving in to the “curious foible we have to want to see what we haven't seen.” The site includes some classics from Henderson's Crayola period.

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