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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A fascinating read about the real explorer and fossil hunter that was likely the model for the fictional Indiana Jones. Reading this interesting account will help you to maintain the upper hand with ... Read full review

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

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