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The Resource House of lost worlds : dinosaurs, dynasties, & the story of life on earth, Richard Conniff

House of lost worlds : dinosaurs, dynasties, & the story of life on earth, Richard Conniff

Label
House of lost worlds : dinosaurs, dynasties, & the story of life on earth
Title
House of lost worlds
Title remainder
dinosaurs, dynasties, & the story of life on earth
Statement of responsibility
Richard Conniff
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This fascinating book tells the story of how one museum changed ideas about dinosaurs, dynasties, and even the story of life on earth. The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, now celebrating its 150th anniversary, has remade the way we see the world. Delving into the museum's storied and colorful past, award-winning author Richard Conniff introduces a cast of bold explorers, roughneck bone hunters, and visionary scientists. Some became famous for wresting Brontosaurus, Triceratops, and other dinosaurs from the earth, others pioneered the introduction of science education in North America, and still others rediscovered the long-buried glory of Machu Picchu. In this lively tale of events, achievements, and scandals from throughout the museum's history. Readers will encounter renowned paleontologist O.C. Marsh who engaged in ferocious combat with his "Bone Wars" rival Edward Drinker Cope, as well as dozens of other intriguing characters. Nearly 100 color images portray important figures in the Peabody's history and special objects from the museum's 13-million-item collections.0For anyone with an interest in exploring, understanding, and protecting the natural world, this book will deliver abundant delights
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conniff, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH70.U62
LC item number
N44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • Natural history museums
  • Natural history
Label
House of lost worlds : dinosaurs, dynasties, & the story of life on earth, Richard Conniff
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Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223116510430
  • 31223116510455
  • 31223116510422
  • 31223116510893
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Hunting for truffles -- A West that was actually wild -- The patriarch -- The education of O.C. Marsh -- The wooing of George Peabody -- Rock render -- A rumor of war -- The Marsh expeditions -- Professor M on the warpath -- The year of enormous dinosaurs -- Fossils, buffalo, and the birth of American conservation -- A building of their own -- In the shadow of O.C. Marsh -- The prince of bone hunters -- Bone wars -- Trilobite magic and cycad obsessions -- Mapping ancient worlds -- A city raised like a chalice -- Teaching evolution -- The rise of modern ecology -- The beauty of the beasts -- The art of being invisible -- Into the unmapped world -- Zoology in the time of geneticists -- The man who saved dinosaurs -- Epilogue -- The Peabody's scientists
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 331 pages
Isbn
9780300211634
Lccn
2015949553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20160413-054
System control number
  • 930798099
  • (OCoLC)930798099
Label
House of lost worlds : dinosaurs, dynasties, & the story of life on earth, Richard Conniff
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223116510430
  • 31223116510455
  • 31223116510422
  • 31223116510893
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Hunting for truffles -- A West that was actually wild -- The patriarch -- The education of O.C. Marsh -- The wooing of George Peabody -- Rock render -- A rumor of war -- The Marsh expeditions -- Professor M on the warpath -- The year of enormous dinosaurs -- Fossils, buffalo, and the birth of American conservation -- A building of their own -- In the shadow of O.C. Marsh -- The prince of bone hunters -- Bone wars -- Trilobite magic and cycad obsessions -- Mapping ancient worlds -- A city raised like a chalice -- Teaching evolution -- The rise of modern ecology -- The beauty of the beasts -- The art of being invisible -- Into the unmapped world -- Zoology in the time of geneticists -- The man who saved dinosaurs -- Epilogue -- The Peabody's scientists
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xvi, 331 pages
Isbn
9780300211634
Lccn
2015949553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-adap20160413-054
System control number
  • 930798099
  • (OCoLC)930798099

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