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The Resource King of the Dinosaur Hunters : the life of John Bell Hatcher and the discoveries that shaped paleontology, Lowell Dingus

King of the Dinosaur Hunters : the life of John Bell Hatcher and the discoveries that shaped paleontology, Lowell Dingus

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King of the Dinosaur Hunters : the life of John Bell Hatcher and the discoveries that shaped paleontology
Title
King of the Dinosaur Hunters
Title remainder
the life of John Bell Hatcher and the discoveries that shaped paleontology
Statement of responsibility
Lowell Dingus
Title variation
Life of John Bell Hatcher and the discoveries that shaped paleontology
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Language
eng
Summary
Every year millions of museum visitors marvel at the skeletons of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures discovered by John Bell Hatcher. The life of the "King of Collectors" is every bit as fascinating as the mighty bones and fossils he unearthed. Hatcher helped discover and mount much of the Carnegie Museum's world famous, 150 million-year-old skeleton of Diplodocus, a slender-necked, long-tailed, plant-eater whose skeleton has captivated our collective imaginations for more than a century. But that wasn't all Hatcher discovered. During a now legendary collecting campaign in Wyoming between 1889 and 1892, Hatcher discovered a 66 million-year-old horned dinosaur, Torosaurus, as well as the first scientifically significant set of skeletons from its evolutionary cousin, Triceratops. Refusing to restrict his talents to enormous dinosaurs, he also discovered the first significant sample of mammal teeth from our relatives that lived 66 million years ago. The teeth might have been minute, but this extraordinary discovery filled a key gap in humanity's own evolutionary history. Hatcher's discoveries form the bases of some of the most beloved and well-known collections and institutions in the world--Yale, The Peabody Museum, Princeton University, the Carnegie Museum, and more
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dingus, Lowell
Dewey number
560.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hatcher, J. B.
  • Paleontologists
  • Paleontology
Target audience
adult
Label
King of the Dinosaur Hunters : the life of John Bell Hatcher and the discoveries that shaped paleontology, Lowell Dingus
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 12
  • Section II
  • 1884-1893
  • p. 29
  • 3
  • Wrestling with Rhinos, as well as Authority
  • p. 31
  • 4
  • Messin' with Texas and Returning for Rhinos
  • p. 41
  • Section I
  • 5
  • Thunder Beasts
  • p. 56
  • 6
  • Tracking Triceratops and Mining Mini-Mammals
  • p. 85
  • 7
  • Pondering Other Options
  • p. 104
  • 8
  • 1861-1884
  • Hail the Hadrosaurs and Trumpet Torossurus
  • p. 129
  • 9
  • An Unexpected Ending
  • p. 152
  • Section III
  • 1893-1900
  • p. 179
  • 10
  • From Princeton to the Plains with an Eye on Patagonia
  • p. 1
  • p. 181
  • 11
  • A Tango with the Tides among Patagonian Panoramas
  • p. 211
  • 12
  • Discovery followed by Disease and Disappointment
  • p. 239
  • Section IV
  • 1900-1904
  • p. 267
  • 1
  • 13
  • Carnegie's Colossus
  • p. 269
  • 14
  • Hatcher's Hiring and Shenanigans at Sheep Creek
  • p. 290
  • 15
  • Documenting Diplodocus along with a Massive Menagerie
  • p. 318
  • 16
  • Becoming Marsh's Minion
  • An Eruption of Research and Astonishing Acquisitions
  • p. 346
  • 17
  • Curtain Closes
  • p. 378
  • 18
  • Woe and Wrangling in the Wake
  • p. 392
  • p. 3
  • 2
  • Marsh: The Master
Control code
on1023547501
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xxiv, 520 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
560.92 D615 ; XX-N ; [A18BP093, #20, 3@$35.00, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1023547501
  • (OCoLC)1023547501
Label
King of the Dinosaur Hunters : the life of John Bell Hatcher and the discoveries that shaped paleontology, Lowell Dingus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 12
  • Section II
  • 1884-1893
  • p. 29
  • 3
  • Wrestling with Rhinos, as well as Authority
  • p. 31
  • 4
  • Messin' with Texas and Returning for Rhinos
  • p. 41
  • Section I
  • 5
  • Thunder Beasts
  • p. 56
  • 6
  • Tracking Triceratops and Mining Mini-Mammals
  • p. 85
  • 7
  • Pondering Other Options
  • p. 104
  • 8
  • 1861-1884
  • Hail the Hadrosaurs and Trumpet Torossurus
  • p. 129
  • 9
  • An Unexpected Ending
  • p. 152
  • Section III
  • 1893-1900
  • p. 179
  • 10
  • From Princeton to the Plains with an Eye on Patagonia
  • p. 1
  • p. 181
  • 11
  • A Tango with the Tides among Patagonian Panoramas
  • p. 211
  • 12
  • Discovery followed by Disease and Disappointment
  • p. 239
  • Section IV
  • 1900-1904
  • p. 267
  • 1
  • 13
  • Carnegie's Colossus
  • p. 269
  • 14
  • Hatcher's Hiring and Shenanigans at Sheep Creek
  • p. 290
  • 15
  • Documenting Diplodocus along with a Massive Menagerie
  • p. 318
  • 16
  • Becoming Marsh's Minion
  • An Eruption of Research and Astonishing Acquisitions
  • p. 346
  • 17
  • Curtain Closes
  • p. 378
  • 18
  • Woe and Wrangling in the Wake
  • p. 392
  • p. 3
  • 2
  • Marsh: The Master
Control code
on1023547501
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xxiv, 520 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681778655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
560.92 D615 ; XX-N ; [A18BP093, #20, 3@$35.00, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1023547501
  • (OCoLC)1023547501

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