The First Fossil Hunters

The First Fossil Hunters

Author: Adrienne Mayor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691150130

Category: History

Page: 392

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Originally published in 2000 with the subtitle: Paleontology in Greek and Roman times.
The First Fossil Hunters
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Adrienne Mayor
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-27 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Originally published in 2000 with the subtitle: Paleontology in Greek and Roman times.
Fossil Legends of the First Americans
Language: en
Pages: 488
Authors: Adrienne Mayor
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2023-04-11 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

The burnt-red badlands of Montana's Hell Creek are a vast graveyard of the Cretaceous dinosaurs that lived 68 million years ago. Those hills were, much later, also home to the Sioux, the Crows, and the Blackfeet, the first people to encounter the dinosaur fossils exposed by the elements. What did
Prehistoric Monsters
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Allen A. Debus
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-21 - Publisher: McFarland

Over centuries, discoveries of fossil bones spawned legends of monsters such as giants and dragons. As the field of earth sciences matured during the 19th century, early fossilists gained understanding of prehistoric creatures such as Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops and Stegosaurus. This historical study examines how these genuine beasts morphed in the
The Fossil Hunter
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Shelley Emling
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-04 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade

Mary Anning was only twelve years old when, in 1811, she discovered the first dinosaur skeleton--of an ichthyosaur--while fossil hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England. Until Mary's incredible discovery, it was widely believed that animals did not become extinct. The child of a poor family, Mary became a
The Poison King
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Adrienne Mayor
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-27 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

A new account of one of Rome's most relentless but least understood foes. Claiming Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia as ancestors, Mithradates inherited a wealthy Black Sea kingdom at age fourteen after his mother poisoned his father. He fled into exile and returned in triumph to become a