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Bone Wars

Author : Tom Rea
ISBN : 0822972581
Genre : Science
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Tom Rea traces the evolution of scientific thought regarding dinosaurs and reveals the deception, hostility, and sometimes outright aggression present in the early years of fossil hunting. This book details one of the most famous—and notorious—dinosaur skeletons ever discovered: Diplodocus carnegii, named after Andrew Carnegie.
Category: Science

Dinosaur Mountain

Author : Deborah Kogan Ray
ISBN : 9780374317898
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This is the story of Earl Douglass and his discovery of the first almost complete skeleton of an Apatosaurus, one of the largest dinosaurs ever to roam Earth.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Marsh S Dinosaurs

Author : John H. Ostrom
ISBN : 0300082088
Genre : Science
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Paleontological history was made in 1877 when tons of fossil dinosaur bones were uncovered at Como Bluff, Wyoming, the first major discovery of such remains anywhere in the world. Onthniel C. March, then director of Yale's Peabody Museum, managed to finance and claim the greater portion of the excavations. He reunited the sections and, at a total cost during the 1880s of over $45,000, had lithographs mage of many of the bones. This volume, to be published in conjunction with the centennial celebration in October 1966 of the founding of the museum, makes most of the lithographs available for the first time in published form. In addition to to providing the descriptive data accompanying each plate, the authors recount, in their Introduction, the fascinating story behind the collection of the coveted Como Bluff fossil bones. 149 plates, 5 watercolors, 4 maps, and fold-out photograph of the Como Bluff site are included. Mr. Ostrom and Mr. McIntosh are associate curator and research associate, respectively, of vertebrate paleontology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University. This edition of the book includes a new foreword by Peter Dodson that places the discovery at Como Bluff—as well as the book that describes it—in historical perspective, and a historical overview by Clifford Miles and David Hamblin that presents the current state of work at this famous site.
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Dinosaur Bone War

Author : Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
ISBN : 0375813497
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the feud between Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Marsh, who became enemies when Marsh tried to poach Cope's archaeological dig site, and how they laid the foundation for a new field of paleontology.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Devil S Gate

Author : Tom Rea
ISBN : 9780806184944
Genre : History
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Devil’s Gate—the name conjures difficult passage and portends a doubtful outcome. In this eloquent and captivating narrative, Tom Rea traces the history of the Sweetwater River valley in central Wyoming—a remote place including Devil’s Gate, Independence Rock, and other sites along a stretch of the Oregon Trail—to show how ownership of a place can translate into owning its story. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, Devil’s Gate is the center of a landscape that threatens to shrink any inhabitants to insignificance except for one thing: ownership of the land and the stories they choose to tell about it. The static serenity of the once heavily traveled region masks a history of conflict. Tom Sun, an early rancher, played a role here in the lynching of the only woman ever hanged in Wyoming. The lynching was dismissed as swift frontier justice in the wake of cattle theft, but Rea finds more complicated motives that involve land and water rights. The Sun name was linked with the land for generations. In the 1990s, the Mormon Church purchased part of the Sun ranch to memorialize Martin’s Cove as the site of handcart pioneers who froze to death in the valley in 1856. The treeless, arid country around Devil’s Gate seems too immense for ownership. But stories run with the land. People who own the land can own the stories, at least for a time.
Category: History

The Bone Hunters

Author : Url Lanham
ISBN : 9780486144443
Genre : History
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DIVLucid nontechnical study recalls astounding 19th-century fossil discoveries of dinosaurs, other prehistoric animals. 51 halftones. /div
Category: History

The Bonehunters Revenge

Author : David Rains Wallace
ISBN : 0618082409
Genre : History
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The colorful and tragic history of the two scientists who fought a blood feud in the American West over the discovery of the first dinosaur bones reveals evidence that their conflict a century ago still resonates in the region. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Category: History

The Gilded Dinosaur

Author : Mark Jaffe
ISBN : PSU:000049207026
Genre : Social Science
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Provides a colorful history of the scientific race that pitted two rival scientists against each other in the nineteenth century in the race to uncover evidence that dinosaurs roamed the earth. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Social Science

Earth Sciences History

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009263757
Genre : Earth sciences
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The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush

Author : Paul D. Brinkman
ISBN : 9780226074733
Genre : Science
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The so-called “Bone Wars” of the 1880s, which pitted Edward Drinker Cope against Othniel Charles Marsh in a frenzy of fossil collection and discovery, may have marked the introduction of dinosaurs to the American public, but the second Jurassic dinosaur rush, which took place around the turn of the twentieth century, brought the prehistoric beasts back to life. These later expeditions—which involved new competitors hailing from leading natural history museums in New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh—yielded specimens that would be reconstructed into the colossal skeletons that thrill visitors today in museum halls across the country. Reconsidering the fossil speculation, the museum displays, and the media frenzy that ushered dinosaurs into the American public consciousness, Paul Brinkman takes us back to the birth of dinomania, the modern obsession with all things Jurassic. Featuring engaging and colorful personalities and motivations both altruistic and ignoble, The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush shows that these later expeditions were just as foundational—if not more so—to the establishment of paleontology and the budding collections of museums than the more famous Cope and Marsh treks. With adventure, intrigue, and rivalry, this is science at its most swashbuckling.
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