An informative and copiously illustrated exploration of the discovery of prehistoric humans and the development of the science of paleontology examines how humankind's fascination with the past of the human race has helped us understand our place in the world. Original.
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MYTHS AND LEGENDS
THE QUEST FOR MEANING
THE AGE OF SCIENTISTS
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19th century Albert Gaudry Aldrovandi amateur American ammonites anatomy animal’s animals Barnum Brown Bernard Palissy Bernissart Bibliotheque bird Carboniferous Carnegie Charles collection Conrad Gesner creatures Cretaceous d’Orbigny dinosaur Diplodocus discovered discovery DOCUMENTS dragon drawing earth elephant Engraving epoch excavation feet ferns ﬁeld ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬁsh Flood Fog Horn footprints fossil hunters fossil remains France geological Georges Cuvier Georges-Louis Leclerc huge human giants ichthyosaur identiﬁed iguanodon layers Leclerc de Buffon legend Lithograph living mammals mammoth Mantell marine Marsh McDunn Mesozoic microscope million years ago mineral MNHN monster Montmartre Museum of Natural Natural History naturalist Naturelle organisms Owen paleontology paleontology gallery Palissy petrified Photograph Pikermi plants plesiosaurs prehistoric preserved quarries reconstructions Red Deer River region reptiles rock Scheuchzer scientiﬁc scientists sediments shark shells skeleton skull species specimens Stensen stone teeth thousand tooth tree Ulisse Aldrovandi vanished vertebrates Yvette Gayrard-Valy