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Bone Hunters : the Heroic Age of Paleontology in the American West.

Author: Url Lanham
Publisher: Dover Publications, 2012.
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Lucid, nontechnical study presents the absorbing human, scientific and political dramas involved in the discovery and reconstruction of the gigantic reptiles, birds and other creatures who roamed the prehistoric West. Much of the book is devoted to the work of Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, two brilliant 19th-century paleontologists whose discoveries revolutionized the discipline, but whose bitter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: E D Cope; Othniel Charles Marsh; Othniel Charles Marsh; E D Cope
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Url Lanham
ISBN: 1306353114 9781306353113 9780486144443 0486144445
OCLC Number: 868274154
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: DOVER SCIENCE BOOKS; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; INTRODUCTION; 1 --
SCIENTIST IN THE WHITE HOUSE; 2 --
ROCKS AND FOSSILS; 3 --
JOSEPH LEIDY; 4 --
THE BIG BADLANDS; 5 --
THE BONE HUNTERS COME TO THE SIOUX COUNTRY; 6 --
OTHNIEL CHARLES MARSH; 7 --
EDWARD DRINKER COPE; 8 --
THE SMOKY HILL; 9 --
BIG BONE CHIEF; 10 --
IN QUEST OF THE GREAT SEA SERPENTS; 11 --
BRIDGER BASIN; 12 --
WEST OF THE JEMEZ; 13 --
MARSH AS PARTISAN; 14 --
THE BEAUTIFUL JUDITH; 15 --
SUPER-DINOSAURS; 16 --
"DAWN HORSES" AND BIRDS WITH TEETH; 17 --
PRINCE OF COLLECTORS: JOHN BELL HATCHER. 18 --
THE TRIUMVIRATE: HAYDEN, POWELL, AND KING19 --
COPE AS FINANCIER; 20 --
REVENGE; 21 --
AFTER THE BATTLE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.

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Lucid, nontechnical study presents the absorbing human, scientific and political dramas involved in the discovery and reconstruction of the gigantic reptiles, birds and other creatures who roamed the prehistoric West. Much of the book is devoted to the work of Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, two brilliant 19th-century paleontologists whose discoveries revolutionized the discipline, but whose bitter feud is legendary. 51 halftones. Bibliography.

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