The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

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The so-called Bone Wars of the 1880s, which pitted Edward Drinker Cope against Othniel Charles Marsh in a frenzy of fossil collection and discovery, may have marked the introduction of dinosaurs to the American public, but the second Jurassic dinosaur rush, which took place around the turn of the twentieth century, brought the prehistoric beasts back to life. These later expeditions which involved new competitors hailing from leading natural history museums in New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh yielded specimens that would ...

The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226074726

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