An Agenda for Antiquity: Henry Fairfield Osborn & Vertebrate Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, 1890-1935

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University of Alabama Press, 1991 - Science - 360 pages
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Examines how and why vertebrate paleontology, a relatively marginal field of scientific inquiry, flourished at New York's American Museum of Natural History in the early 20th century. This text focuses on Henry Fairfield Osborn, a prominent scientist who dominated paleontology in that era.

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Vertebrate Paleontology and American Science
8
Osborn Scott and Paleontology at Princeton
24
Illustrations
38
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About the author (1991)

Ronald Rainger is Associate Professor of History, Texas Tech University.

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