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

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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.

Beasts of Eden

Walking Whales, Dawn Horses, and Other Enigmas of Mammal Evolution

Author: David Rains Wallace

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520246845

Category: Science

Page: 368

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In this account of early mammals and their evolution, a naturalist presents fossil discoveries such as towering mammoths, tiny horses, and whales with legs, among other exotic extinct species, providing a perspective on the grandeur of evolution.

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

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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

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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.

The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush

Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Author: Paul D. Brinkman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226074730

Category: Science

Page: 345

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The so-called “Bone Wars” of the 1880s, which pitted Edward Drinker Cope against Othniel Charles Marsh in a frenzy of fossil collection and discovery, may have marked the introduction of dinosaurs to the American public, but the second Jurassic dinosaur rush, which took place around the turn of the twentieth century, brought the prehistoric beasts back to life. These later expeditions—which involved new competitors hailing from leading natural history museums in New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh—yielded specimens that would be reconstructed into the colossal skeletons that thrill visitors today in museum halls across the country. Reconsidering the fossil speculation, the museum displays, and the media frenzy that ushered dinosaurs into the American public consciousness, Paul Brinkman takes us back to the birth of dinomania, the modern obsession with all things Jurassic. Featuring engaging and colorful personalities and motivations both altruistic and ignoble, The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush shows that these later expeditions were just as foundational—if not more so—to the establishment of paleontology and the budding collections of museums than the more famous Cope and Marsh treks. With adventure, intrigue, and rivalry, this is science at its most swashbuckling.

Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910

Author: Joe Kember,John Plunkett,Jill A. Sullivan

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822981785

Category: Science

Page: 304

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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.

The Bone Hunters

The Heroic Age of Paleontology in the American West

Author: Url Lanham

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144445

Category: History

Page: 304

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DIVLucid nontechnical study recalls astounding 19th-century fossil discoveries of dinosaurs, other prehistoric animals. 51 halftones. /div

Dinosaur Mountain

Graveyard of the Past

Author: Caroline Arnold

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1623347815

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The 1909 discovery of bones protruding from a sandstone mountain in Utah led to the unearthing of other remains and proved to be one of the greatest fossil discoveries of the century.

Devil's Gate

Owning the Land, Owning the Story

Author: Tom Rea

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806184949

Category: History

Page: 288

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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.

Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards

A Tale of Edwin Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh, and the Gilded Age of Paleontology

Author: Jim Ottaviani

Publisher: G.T. Labs

ISBN: 9780966010664

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 165

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In graphic novel format, the story of Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, two scientists who found and fought for the bones revealed when the railroad moved west.

The Gilded Dinosaur

The Fossil War Between E.D. Cope and O.C. Marsh and the Rise of American Science

Author: Mark Jaffe

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Provides a colorful history of the scientific race that pitted two rival scientists against each other in the nineteenth century in the race to uncover evidence that dinosaurs roamed the earth. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Dinosaur Bone War

Cope and Marsh's Fossil Feud

Author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375813498

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 118

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Discusses the feud between Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Marsh, who became enemies when Marsh tried to poach Cope's archaeological dig site, and how they laid the foundation for a new field of paleontology.

Andrew Carnegie

Author: David Nasaw

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 878

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Chronicles the life of the iconic business titan from his modest upbringing in mid-1800s Scotland through his rise to one of the world's richest men, offering insight into his work as a peace advocate and his motivations for giving away most of his fortune.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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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.