The Earth for Sam, 1960 (revised
By W. Maxwell Reed (revised edition edited by Paul F. Brandwein)
This revised edition of The Earth
Sam is the version most of you probably remember taking out of
school library. It was substantially revised and edited by Paul
F. Brandwein. This newer version also
substitutes many of the illustrations contained in the original version. For example, gone are the
by Gerhard Heilmann, J. Smit, Alice B. Woodward, and others.
Replacement illustrations include some
more of the Knight murals that he did for the Chicago Field Museum of
A perculiar addition to this volume was Knight's battling Dryptosaurs
that he did in 1897 (a color copy is included
in Czerkas and Glut). During
the 1950's and 1960's it was more common to see illustrations of
along with their tails on the ground, not dynamically interacting as
they are in this vintage illustration.
This illustration of a Pterodactyl replaces replaces superior
illustrations by Alice B. Woodward that were included in the original
The Earth for Sam. According to
paleoartist Dan Varner, "the pterosaur illustration was drawn by
Alistair Brown for an article
by Barnum Brown (no relation) in Natural History magazine. "