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The story of fossils : in search of vanished worlds

Author: Yvette Gayrard-Valy; I Mark Paris
Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson ; New York : H.N. Abrams, 1994.
Series: New horizons (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Myths and legends - Georges Cuvier - Reptiles - Fossils in America - Cyclops - Dragons - Unicorns.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yvette Gayrard-Valy; I Mark Paris
ISBN: 0500300399 9780500300398
OCLC Number: 30109726
Notes: Translated from the French by I. Mark Paris.
Description: 191 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 19 cm.
Contents: Myths and legends; the quest for meaning; the age of scientists; the monarchs of prehistory; amateurs and professionals; American palaeontology comes of age; documents.
Series Title: New horizons (London, England)
Responsibility: Yvette Gayrard-Valy.

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Giants' bones, magical rams' horns, showers of amber from heaven - many myths have centred on fossils. As the field became a science, the reality revealed was yet more striking: an Earth of great  Read more...

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