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us: Lessem, Don

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  • Variants

    • us: Lessem, Dino Don
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Media (Pa.)
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    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Brandeis University
        • Affiliation End: 1973
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Massachusetts at Boston
        • Affiliation End: 1978
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
        • Affiliation End: 1988
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
        • Organization: (naf) Smithsonian Institution. Center for Short-lived Phenomena
    • Gender

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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Dinosaurs
          (lcsh) Children's literature
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Authors
              (lcsh) Paleontologists
                (lcsh) Journalists
            • Additonal Related Forms

              • us: Dinosaur Society (U.S.)
              • us: ExhibitsRex (Firm)
            • Sources

              • found: His Life is no ... c1977: t.p. (Don Lessem) jacket (co-ordinator for Endangered Species Monitoring for the Center for Short-lived Phenomena, Cambridge, Mass.)
              • found: Horner, J.R. Digging up Tyrannosaurus Rex, 1992: CIP t.p. (Don Lessem) data sheet (b. Dec. 2, 1951)
              • found: All the dirt on dinosaurs, c2001: t.p. ("Dino" Don Lessem)
              • found: Scholastic dinosaurs A-Z, 2003: title page (Don Lessem) rear dust jacket flap ("Dino" Don Lessem has written more than 30 books about dinosaurs for children and adults)
              • found: Scholastic website, Dec. 16, 2013: biography page for Don Lessem (born in New York City in 1951; studied Oriental art history at Brandeis University, biobehavioralism at the University of Massachusetts, and was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1976; founder of the Dinosaur Society; member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology)
              • found: "Dino" Don Inc. website, Dec. 16, 2013: contact page (1640 N. Ridley Creek Rd., Media, PA 19063; email:
              • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 16, 2013: ("Dino Don" Lessem, born in 1951, writer who specializes in dinosaurs; founder of the Dinosaur Society and the Jurassic Foundation; BA, Brandeis University, 1973; biobehavioral studies post-graduation concentration, U. Mass/Boston, 1978; Knight Journalism Fellow at M.I.T. in 1988; began writing career with the Smithsonian Center for Short-Loved Phenomena; written for the Boston Globe, Life, the New York Times, and the Smithsonian magazine; advisor to films and theme parks; written and hosted television shows and documentaries on dinosaurs; founder of Exhibits Rex, an exhbitiion company that creates traveling museum exhibits; his company, DKV Sponsorship holds the sponsorship rights to the principal entry to the Great Wall of China)
            • Change Notes

              • 1978-01-04: new
              • 2014-02-28: revised
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