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King of the Dinosaur Hunters: The Life of John Bell Hatcher and the Discoveries that Shaped Paleontology...
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Lowell Dingus
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King of the Dinosaur Hunters: The Life of John Bell Hatcher and the Discoveries that Shaped Paleontology

Lowell Dingus


9781681778655

Pegasus


Biography: general;
Biography: science, technology & engineering;
Mathematics & Sciences;
Geographical discovery & exploration;
History of engineering & technology;
Dinosaurs & the prehistoric world


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544 pages

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Every year millions of museum visitors marvel at the skeletons of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures discovered by John Bell Hatcher. The life of the King of Collectors is every bit as fascinating as the mighty bones and fossils he unearthed. Hatcher helped discover and mount much of the Carnegie Museum's world famous, 150 million-year-old skeleton of?

Diplodocus, a slender-necked, long-tailed, plant-eater whose skeleton has captivated our collective imaginations for more than a century. But that wasn't all Hatcher discovered. During a now legendary collecting campaign in Wyoming between 1889 and 1892, Hatcher discovered a 66 million-year-old horned dinosaur, Torosaurus, as well as the first scientifically significant set of skeletons from its evolutionary cousin, Triceratops. Refusing to restrict his talents to enormous dinosaurs, he also discovered the first significant sample of mammal teeth from our relatives that lived 66 million years ago. The teeth might have been minute, but this extraordinary discovery filled a key gap in humanity's own evolutionary history. Hatcher's discoveries form the bases of some of the most beloved and well-known collections and institutions in the world-Yale, The Peabody Museum, Princeton University, the Carnegie Museum, and more. Nearly one hundred and twenty-five years after Hatcher's monumental hunts ended, acclaimed paleontologist Lowell Dingus invites us to revisit Hatcher's captivating expeditions and marvel at this real-life Indiana Jones and the vital role he played in our understanding of paleontology.

By:   Lowell Dingus
Imprint:   Pegasus
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 239mm,  Width: 163mm,  Spine: 46mm
Weight:   750g
ISBN:   9781681778655
ISBN 10:   1681778653
Pages:   544
Publication Date:   December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Lowell Dingus, Ph.D., is a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York as well as at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. He has directed numerous significant fossil exhibits and has led various paleontological expeditions around the world, including the Patagonian excavation that uncovered the first fossilized skin from an embryonic dinosaur. He has coauthored several books, including Walking on Eggs and The Mistaken Extinction. Lowell lives in New York City.


Readers learn of the great hardships of late-nineteenth-century paleontology and where to see Hatcher's mounted dinosaurs today. -- Booklist Gives paleontology enthusiasts a sense of the challenges involved in 19th-century fossil hunting. -- Publishers Weekly From a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, an exhaustive biography of an adventurous bone hunter, a leading figure in the heroic age of American paleontology. There is no lack of fascinating anecdotes. Will interest paleontology buffs. -- Kirkus Reviews

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