Discovering dinosaurs in the Old West: the field journals of Arthur Lakes

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Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997 - Nature - 198 pages
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Dominated by two talented and competitive scientists, O.C. Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, by the late 1870s, the emerging field of vertebrate paleontology had become a race between their teams of collectors--one of which was headed by geologist Arthur Lakes. This facsimile edition of Lakes' journals recounts the dangers and hardships of scientific research during that exciting time. 13 photos. 24 drawings.

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Lakes (1844-1917), an Oxford University alumnus who taught geology at Colorado's School of Mines for more than 20 years, recorded in both words and sketches the discovery of major dinosaur fossils in ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Journal of Travel and Exploration
9
Journal of Explorations for Saurians and Fossil
83
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Kohl is head of Special Collections at the Clemson University Library and an amateur paleontologist.

McIntosh, emeritus professor of physics at Wesleyan University, is a paleontologist specializing in sauropods.

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