Books: Festive Vertebrae

CANNIBAL CARAVAN—Charles ("Cannibal") Miller—Furman ($2.75).

Sunk in the plateau that surrounds the Sterren Mountains, snow-capped backbone of Netherlands New Guinea, is a triangular-shaped, 40-acre swamp with no visible outlet. On hands and knees, Charles Miller gazed down into its reeds. A quarter mile away something moved. Charles Miller's blood froze. Lashing across the swamp was a dinosaur. It was 35 feet long, a yellowish color, with scales laid on like armor plate, a bony-flanged head, and snappin—turtle beak. Half blinded by cold sweat, Charles Miller pressed the release on his camera.* The dinosaur reared up on its hind legs, its small forelegs...

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