Zur Geschichte der Tendaguru-Expedition und ihrer Objekte, 1906 - 2017

Author: Ina Heumann,Holger Stoecker,Marco Tamborini,Mareike Vennen

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 383534305X

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 7171


Ein Jahrhundertfund: die wechselvolle politische und wissenschaftliche Geschichte des Brachiosaurus brancai im Berliner Naturkundemuseum. Ein Objekt überragt seit fast 100 Jahren die Berliner Museumslandschaft: das Skelett eines Brachiosaurus brancai. Der Dinosaurier ist eine Ikone der deutschen Museums-, Wissens- und Populärkultur. Die Ausgrabung der Knochenfragmente am Berg Tendaguru in der damaligen Kolonie Deutsch-Ostafrika (heute Tansania) gilt weltweit als eine der erfolgreichsten paläontologischen Unternehmungen. Im Zusammenspiel von Politik, Wissenschaft und Museum hat sich der Brachiosaurus als besonders vielschichtiges und fragmentarisches Wissensobjekt erwiesen. Die Beiträger zeichnen die wechselvolle Geschichte dieses Objekts nach: Entdeckt und ausgegraben in der Kolonialzeit, aufgestellt während des "Dritten Reichs" und nach dem Krieg in Ost-Berlin wiedererrichtet, steht es bis heute im Zentrum des Museums für Naturkunde Berlin. Die Autorinnen und Autoren betrachten das berühmte Ausstellungsobjekt in seinem historischen Kontext und gehen auf aktuelle Debatten ein. Dadurch brechen sie vorherrschende Narrative auf und öffnen den Blick für die Geschichten hinter dem Dinosaurier.

Bone Wars

The Excavation and Celebrity of Andrew Carnegie's Dinosaur

Author: Tom Rea

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822972587

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 367


Tom Rea traces the evolution of scientific thought regarding dinosaurs and reveals the deception, hostility, and sometimes outright aggression present in the early years of fossil hunting. This book details one of the most famous—and notorious—dinosaur skeletons ever discovered: Diplodocus carnegii, named after Andrew Carnegie.

Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Saurians

A Historical Perspective

Author: Richard Moody

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862393110

Category: Science

Page: 394

View: 4746


The discovery of dinosaurs and other large extinct saurians - a term under which the Victorians commonly lumped ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, pterosaurs and their kin - makes exciting reading and has caught the attention of palaeontologists, historians of science and the general public alike. The papers in this collection go beyond the familiar tales about famous fossil hunters and focus on relatively little-known episodes in the discovery and interpretation (from both a scientific and an artistic point of view) of dinosaurs and other inhabitants of the Mesozoic world. They cover a long time span, from the beginnings of modern scientific palaeontology in the 1700s to the present, and deal with many parts of the world, from the Yorkshire coast to Central India, from Bavaria to the Sahara. The characters in these stories include professional palaeontologists and geologists (some of them well-known, others quite obscure), explorers, amateur fossil collectors, and artists, linked together by their interest in Mesozoic creatures.


Die Kulturgeschichte

Author: Alexis Dworsky

Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink

ISBN: 3846752223

Category: History

Page: 237

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Dinosaurier! Die Kulturgeschichte erzählt uns von der kulturellen Evolution der Saurier. Der Dinosaurier ist eine Fiktion, kein Faktum, auch wenn uns das die Naturwissenschaft bislang immer weismachen wollte. Er hat eine Kulturgeschichte, in der Fossilien nur ein Stück des Puzzles ausmachen. Immer schon musste man sich ein "Bild" vom Saurier machen, immer schon war er ein kulturelles Konstrukt. Seine Bühne bereiten Buffon und Cuvier in den "Naturgeschichten" des 18. Jahrhunderts. Den ersten großen Auftritt erlebt er im viktorianischen England und wird im 20. Jahrhundert zu einem Superstar. Im Kalten Krieg kämpfen Tyrannosaurus und Triceratops um die Weltherrschaft und werden so zu Symbolen der verfeindeten Supermächte. Im Informationszeitalter verkörpert der Dinosaurier die Ideale der "New Economy" und verursacht gehörige "Kollateralschäden". Eine gespenstische Aktualität gewinnen Dworskys Schilderungen angesichts der atomaren Katastrophe in Fukushima: Godzilla, aus dem Meer kommend, zertrampelt den Reaktor. Der Riesensaurier im Kino - Metapher und Menetekel einer unabwendbaren Katastrophe.

Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840–1910

Author: Jill A Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131732112X

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 3416


Victorian culture was characterized by a proliferation of shows and exhibitions. These were encouraged by the development of new sciences and technologies, together with changes in transportation, education and leisure patterns. The essays in this collection look at exhibitions and their influence in terms of location, technology and ideology.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 1436


Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Museums in motion

an introduction to the history and functions of museums

Author: Edward Porter Alexander,Mary Alexander,American Association for State and Local History

Publisher: Altamira Pr

ISBN: 9780759105096

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8530


In 1979, Edward P. Alexander's Museums in Motion was hailed as a much-needed addition to the museum literature. In combining the history of museums since the eighteenth century with a detailed examination of the function of museums and museum workers in modern society, it served as an essential resource for those seeking to enter to the museum profession and for established professionals looking for an expanded understanding of their own discipline. Now, Mary Alexander has produced a newly revised edition of the classic text, bringing it the twenty-first century with coverage of emerging trends, resources, and challenges.

Current Contents

Arts & humanities

Author: Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Before renaissance

planning in Pittsburgh, 1889-1943

Author: John F. Bauman,Edward K. Muller

Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr

ISBN: 9780822942870

Category: Political Science

Page: 331

View: 6325


Before Renaissance examines a half-century epoch during which planners, public officials, and civic leaders engaged in a dialogue about the meaning of planning and its application for improving life in Pittsburgh. Planning emerged from the concerns of progressive reformers and businessmen over the social and physical problems of the city. In the Steel City enlightened planners such as Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., and Frederick Bigger pioneered the practical approach to reordering the chaotic urban-industrial landscape. In the face of obstacles that included the embedded tradition of privatism, rugged topography, inherited built environment, and chronic political fragmentation, they established a tradition of modern planning in Pittsburgh. Over the years a mlange of other distinguished local and national figures joined in the planning dialogue, among them the park founder Edward Bigelow, political bosses Christopher Magee and William Flinn, mayors George Guthrie and William Magee, industrialists Andrew Carnegie and Howard Heinz, financier Richard King Mellon, and planning luminaries Charles Mulford Robinson, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., Harland Bartholomew, Robert Moses, and Pittsburgh’s Frederick Bigger. The famed alliance of Richard King Mellon and Mayor David Lawrence, which heralded the Renaissance, owed a great debt to Pittsburgh’s prior planning experience. John Bauman and Edward Muller recount the city’s long tradition of public/private partnerships as an important factor in the pursuit of orderly and stable urban growth. Before Renaissance provides insights into the major themes, benchmarks, successes, and limitations that marked the formative days of urban planning. It defines Pittsburgh’s key role in the vanguard of the national movement and reveals the individuals and processes that impacted the physical shape and form of a city for generations to come.

Devil's Gate

Owning the Land, Owning the Story

Author: Tom Rea

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806184949

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4392


Devil’s Gate—the name conjures difficult passage and portends a doubtful outcome. In this eloquent and captivating narrative, Tom Rea traces the history of the Sweetwater River valley in central Wyoming—a remote place including Devil’s Gate, Independence Rock, and other sites along a stretch of the Oregon Trail—to show how ownership of a place can translate into owning its story. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, Devil’s Gate is the center of a landscape that threatens to shrink any inhabitants to insignificance except for one thing: ownership of the land and the stories they choose to tell about it. The static serenity of the once heavily traveled region masks a history of conflict. Tom Sun, an early rancher, played a role here in the lynching of the only woman ever hanged in Wyoming. The lynching was dismissed as swift frontier justice in the wake of cattle theft, but Rea finds more complicated motives that involve land and water rights. The Sun name was linked with the land for generations. In the 1990s, the Mormon Church purchased part of the Sun ranch to memorialize Martin’s Cove as the site of handcart pioneers who froze to death in the valley in 1856. The treeless, arid country around Devil’s Gate seems too immense for ownership. But stories run with the land. People who own the land can own the stories, at least for a time.