Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards

Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards

A Tale of Edwin Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh, and the Gilded Age of Paleontology

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The Wild West provided the setting for some famous battles, but the gunfightat O.K. Corral doesn't hold a candle to the Bone Wars. Following the Civil War,the (Re-)United States turned its attention to the unexplored territoriesbetween the Mississippi and the Pacific. The railroads led the way, and to buildthem we blasted through mountains and leveled valleys and exposed rock thathadn't seen the light of day for millions of years. This is the story of Edwin Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, twoscientists who found and fought for those bones, and the artist Charles R.Knight who almost single-handedly brought dinosaurs back to life for anawestruck public. Guest starring Chief Red Cloud and hundreds of his IndianBraves, the gun-totin' and gamblin' Professor John Bell Hatcher, colossal andstupefying Dinosauria of the New World, and featuring special appearances by TheCardiff Giant, P.T. Barnum, Buffalo Bill Cody, Ulysses S. Grant, AlexanderGraham Bell, and a plentiful supporting cast of Rogues and Gallants from theEastern Scientific Establishment and The Old West, the colorful supporting castmakes for a rich blend of history, adventure, science, andart.
Publisher: [Ann Arbor, MI] : G.T. Labs, [2005]
ISBN: 9780966010664
Branch Call Number: FIC OTT
Characteristics: 165 p. : ill. ; 19 x 24 cm


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