Dragon Hunter: Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic Expeditions

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Penguin Books, 2002 - History - 344 pages
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The New York Timesscience editor John Noble Wilford has called the Central Asiatic Expeditions (1922-1930) "the most celebrated . . . of the twentieth century." Led by world-renowned explorer Roy Chapman Andrews, the five expeditions uncovered unimagined scientific wonders: the Flaming Cliffs, dinosaur eggs, the first skeleton of Velociraptor (the terrifying killer of Jurassic Park fame), and a fossil treasure trove of other dinosaurs and extinct mammals.

In Dragon Hunter, Charles Gallenkamp vividly recounts these extraordinary adventures while telling Andrews's incredible life story-from his beginnings as a floor sweeper at the American Museum of Natural History to his international fame as one of the century's most acclaimed explorers. Filled with astonishing tales of political intrigue and braving the elements, Dragon Hunteris a thrilling page-turner that takes readers along on one of the most important scientific missions in history.

"Enormously entertaining." (The New York Times Book Review)

"Amazing stuff . . . an incredibly exciting life." (National Geographic Explorer)

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User Review  - Sandy - Goodreads

This book recounts the trials and triumphs of Roy Chapman Andrews and his expeditions to Asia. It was one of the last truly brave expeditions, going out in hostile, unexplored territory without modern ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Agnitti - Goodreads

I found it inspirational. I liked the way the main character was determined not to let present realities get in the way of his big dreams. Read full review

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Charles Gallenkamp is the author of Maya: The Riddle and Rediscovery of a Lost Civilization.

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