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

Author: Keith Stewart Thomson
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2009.
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Tells the story of the grandest period of fossil discovery in American history, the years from 1750 to 1890. This volume begins with Thomas Jefferson, whose keen interest in the American mastodon led  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Stewart Thomson
ISBN: 9780300151299 0300151292
OCLC Number: 262432326
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: p. cm.
Responsibility: Keith Thomson.

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"'This tale begins Thomson's look at the early years of American fossil hunting. In addition to a history of paleontology, it is an account of the opening of the West and of how adventurous and often Read more...

 
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