Dinosaur Hunters

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Prima Pub., 1993 - Science - 310 pages
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Journeying from the beginnings of the scientific search for fossils in the 1800s to today's latest discoveries, a history of dinosaur paleontology presents lively anecdotes about some of the colorful characters dedicated to the pursuit of the ancient reptiles.

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User Review  - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing

The subtitle of David Spalding's work is, "Eccentric Amateurs and Obsessed Professionals". But at 300 pages, there are few attempts to flesh-out either the dozens of paleontologists or the hundreds of ... Read full review

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An interesting and readable book on the history of Dinosaur fossil collecting and the people involved. Read full review


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About the author (1993)

David Spalding's first dinosaur discovery was a "Lambeosaurus, which he found in three separate packing cases in a museum basement. In 1967, he assumed the position of Head Curator of National History at the Provincial Museum of Alberta. There, he established a fossil program that went on to become the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, one of the world's largest fossil museums. David Spalding's books include" Dinosaur Hunters: A World-Wide History of Discovery. He lives and works on Pender Island, British Columbia.

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