World Expert on Dinosaurs Dies
TORONTO (AP) _ William Swinton, a famed paleontologist who wrote one of the world’s first textbooks on dinosaurs, has died. He was 93.
Swinton died Sunday. A memorial service is planned for this fall at the University of Toronto. His body has been cremated.
Born in Scotland, Swinton taught the Queen of England when she was a youngster, climbed part way up Mount Everest and was a spy in World War II. He wrote the textbook ″The Dinosaurs″ in 1934, headed the Royal Ontario Museum in the 1960s and helped set up the Ontario Science Centre.
He authored nine other books on dinosaurs.
He is survived by a nephew, Michael Farrant, and a cousin, Jim Swinton. Both live in Scotland.