FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Complete Dinosaur, second edition, co-edited by Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Professor James O. Farlow, with chapter illustrations and other graphics by IPFW graphic designer James Whitcraft, and published by Indiana University Press, will be one of the featured books at “Best of the Best from University Presses,” Sunday, June 30, during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago.
The program, which is sponsored by the American Association for School Librarians, “…highlights titles from the Best of the Best of University Presses that reflect a viewpoint and topical coverage not typically reflected in standard selection tools. With a strong emphasis on non-fiction titles, this program highlights a key resource for young adult and school librarians.”
Farlow, who himself is recognized internationally as an expert in dinosaur tracks, says this book is one in the series “Life of the Past” that he edits for Indiana University Press. He says the series is written by experts in specific fields and is designed more for a general rather than an academic audience. “This series of books all have the best, up-to-date information, but are written less formally than a textbook or research paper so they are more enjoyable to read.”
Whitcraft, a graphic designer and photographer with University Relations and Communications, has always had a love of dinosaurs and has collaborated with Farlow on past projects. “It took me about a year to finish all the illustrations that appear on the first page of each of the 45 chapters,” said Whitcraft. “It’s just a fascinating subject that has always fired my imagination.”
For more information, contact Farlow at 260-481-6251 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The book can be seen at the Indiana University Press website.