Marsh's Dinosaurs: The Collections from Como Bluff
Paleontological history was made in 1877 when tons of fossil dinosaur bones were uncovered at Como Bluff, Wyoming, the first major discovery of such remains anywhere in the world. Onthniel C. March, then director of Yale's Peabody Museum, managed to finance and claim the greater portion of the excavations. He reunited the sections and, at a total cost during the 1880s of over $45,000, had lithographs mage of many of the bones. This volume, to be published in conjunction with the centennial celebration in October 1966 of the founding of the museum, makes most of the lithographs available for the first time in published form. In addition to to providing the descriptive data accompanying each plate, the authors recount, in their Introduction, the fascinating story behind the collection of the coveted Como Bluff fossil bones. 149 plates, 5 watercolors, 4 maps, and fold-out photograph of the Como Bluff site are included. Mr. Ostrom and Mr. McIntosh are associate curator and research associate, respectively, of vertebrate paleontology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University.
This edition of the book includes a new foreword by Peter Dodson that places the discovery at Como Bluff—as well as the book that describes it—in historical perspective, and a historical overview by Clifford Miles and David Hamblin that presents the current state of work at this famous site.
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