David R. Schwimmer, 2002, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 240 p. (Hardcover, $45.00) ISBN: 0-253-34087-X
In a media world driven by dinosaurs, crocodyliforms have finally made the big time. The giants and oddities of the group have appeared in feature articles in National Geographic (e.g., Flynn and Krause, 2000; Sereno, 2001) and on television programs. This attention comes with a cost, as the same media biases plaguing dinosaurs arise, especially the push to find the biggest. But every clade has cool stories to tell, and a truly fascinating group is finally reaching a broad audience.