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Bone Wars

Author: Tom Rea
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 9780822972587
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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.

Popular Exhibitions Science And Showmanship 1840 1910

Author: Jill A Sullivan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131732112X
Size: 65.66 MB
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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.

Andrew Carnegie

Author: David Nasaw
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143112440
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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.

Assembling The Dinosaur

Author: Lukas Rieppel
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067473758X
Size: 53.49 MB
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Lukas Rieppel shows how dinosaurs gripped the popular imagination and became emblems of America’s industrial power and economic prosperity during the Gilded Age. Spectacular fossils were displayed in museums financed by North America’s wealthiest tycoons, to cement their reputation as both benefactors of science and fierce capitalists.

The Bonehunters Revenge

Author: David Rains Wallace
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618082407
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The colorful and tragic history of the two scientists who fought a blood feud in the American West over the discovery of the first dinosaur bones reveals evidence that their conflict a century ago still resonates in the region. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Dinosaur Impressions

Author: Philippe Taquet
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521779302
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A popular 1998 account of paleontological exploration, written with lively anecdotes and wry humour.