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Tyrannosaurus Sue : the extraordinary saga of the largest, most fought over T. rex ever found

Author: Steve Fiffer
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over 65 million years ago in what is now Cheyenne River Sioux territory in South Dakota, a Tyrannosaurus rex matriarch locked in a ferocious battle fell mortally wounded. In 1990, her skeleton was found, virtually complete, in what many call the most spectacular dinosaur fossil discovery to date. And then another battle began--a free-for-all involving commercial dinosaur hunters, gun-toting law officers, an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Peter L Larson; Peter L Larson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Fiffer
ISBN: 0716735121 9780716735120 0716740176 9780716740179 0716794624 9780716794622
OCLC Number: 43555249
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 248 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: It must be a T. rex --
Never, ever for sale --
You better get out here, Pete --
Taking a howitzer to a fly --
Who owns Sue? --
Is a dinosaur "land"? --
Jurassic farce --
You can indict a ham sandwich --
Negotiations are under way --
They're not crimes --
I kept waiting for something to happen --
Everything changed that day --
You may approach her majesty.
Responsibility: Steve Fiffer ; foreword by Robert T. Bakker.

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In 1990 the skeleton of a battle-scarred Tyrannosaurus rex matriarch was found in South Dakota. This book describes the custody battle that ensued, providing a provocative look at academic versus  Read more...

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