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Bone wars : the excavation and celebrity of Andrew Carnegie's dinosaur

Author: Tom Rea
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After its unearthing from the Wyoming badlands in 1899, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie set out to display his prized dinosaur, that soon set off a public storm of interest for these incredible creatures around the world.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rea, Tom, 1950-
Bone wars.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, c2001
(OCoLC)625382624
Named Person: Andrew Carnegie; Andrew Carnegie
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Rea
ISBN: 0822941732 9780822941736
OCLC Number: 47182508
Description: x, 276 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Diplodocus carnegii --
The Freehearted Frontier Hunter --
The Most Colossal Animal --
Culture in the Iron City --
A Lizard in Wyoming Politics --
Uncle Sam's Land --
Hewn into Fragments --
Some Good Luck at Last --
The Ample Fossil Fields --
Noble Champions of Truth --
Patagonia --
No More Reeds, No More Wortmans --
Southern Dreams --
When the Flag Drops --
Heads and Tails --
Celebrity --
Milestones.
Responsibility: Tom Rea.

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Focusing on Andrew Carnegie's Diplodocus carnegii, this text explains how a fossil unearthed in the badlands of Wyoming in 1899 helped give birth to the public's fascination with prehistoric beasts.  Read more...

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