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The legacy of the mastodon : the golden age of fossils in America

Author: Keith Thomson
Publisher: New Haven [u.a.] : Yale Univ. Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the period of fossil discovery in American history, the years from 1750 to 1890. This volume provides descriptions of the work of prospecting for fossils and offers portraits of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Thomson
ISBN: 9780300117042 0300117043
OCLC Number: 230099480
Notes: The Jeffersonians -- Fossil hunters on the frontier -- Big Bone Lick -- Franklin, Jefferson, and the incognitum -- Jefferson's "great-claw" and a world about to change -- The first American dinosaurs : an eighteenth-century mystery story -- Fossils and show business: Mr. Peale's Mastodon -- Fossils and geology -- Fossils and extinction : dangerous ideas -- Mary Anning's world -- An American natural science -- An American geology -- Bad lands : no time for ideas -- Dr. Leidy's dinosaur -- Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden -- Giant Saurians and horned mammals -- Kansas and a new regime -- Entry of the gladiators -- Riding the rails -- The first Yale college expedition -- The competition begins -- Buffalo land : who was Professor Paleozoic? -- 1872 : the year of conflict -- The case of the great horned mammals -- Going separate ways -- Two into four won't go -- To the Black Hills -- To the Judith River -- Toward the twentieth century -- The rise of dinosaurs -- The good, the bad, and the ugly -- Going public -- 1890 : the end of the beginning -- Appendixes -- The geological column -- Leidy on evolution -- Cope on evolution -- Maps.
Description: XVII, 386 S., [16] Bl. : ill., Kt. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Keith Thomson.

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"Professor Thomson writes with authority, enthusiasm, and impressive breadth on the history of paleontology in America, which often reads like an epic adventure story."--Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Read more...

 
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