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Dinosaur bone war : Cope and Marsh's fossil feud

Author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2006.
Series: Landmark books.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Edward Drinker Cope was a charming man with a passion for old bones. Othniel Marsh was a stickler for procedure when he studied his fossil finds. They started as friends, sharing ideas and information, but after Marsh tried to poach Cope's digging site, they became bitter enemies. Their decades-long feud fueled their desire to dig up more bones, to discover new species, and to find ever bigger and more unusual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: E D Cope; Othniel Charles Marsh; E D Cope; Othniel Charles Marsh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
ISBN: 9780375813498 0375813497 9780375913495 0375913491
OCLC Number: 64336176
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 118 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Landmark books.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel.
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Edward Drinker Cope was a charming man with a passion for old bones. Othniel Marsh was a stickler for procedure when he studied his fossil finds. They started as friends, sharing ideas and information, but after Marsh tried to poach Cope's digging site, they became bitter enemies. Their decades-long feud fueled their desire to dig up more bones, to discover new species, and to find ever bigger and more unusual dinosaurs. Through their competition, the two men laid a far-reaching foundation for the brand-new field of palentology. A fascinating story told with an engaging narrative technique, and well complemented by period photographs and drawings, a map, a time line, and an author's note.

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