Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus rex PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Lowell Dingus

Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus rex

University of California Press
Publication date: April 2010
ISBN: 9780520945524
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)


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""Lowell Dingus and Mark Norell have produced a highly readable, comprehensive account of the life and scientific work of Barnum Brown, arguably the most intrepid and successful collector of dinosaurs and other prehistoric vertebrates ever. Their story goes beyond the sensationalism of earlier accounts to flesh out Brown as not only an intrepid explorer but an important contributor to American science.""â¿¿Kevin Padian, University of California, Berkeley ""In Barnum Brown an engrossing narrative and a treasury of firsthand field notes and letters combine to form a true epic: the life of a great paleontologist and an all-too-human, and therefore fascinating, man. Indispensable reading for anyone interested in fossils and the people who hunt them.""â¿¿Michael Novacek, author of Terra â¿¿'The greatest dinosaur hunter of all time,' a fitting title for the man who shipped more than 1200 crates of fossilized bones to New York from far flung localities around the globe. In this superb, first-ever biography of Barnum Brown, Dingus and Norell paint a vivid portrait of an intrepid field worker, accomplished researcher, and popularizer of dinosaursâ¿¿a larger-than-life character who left a deep and indelible mark on the field of paleontology.""â¿¿Scott D. Sampson, author of Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life ""Without a doubt the most popular and well-known dinosaur in the world, Tyrannosaurus rex has inspired millions of people worldwide through fact and fiction. Similarly, just about every vertebrate palaeontologist has been affected by the amazing career of Barnum Brown. But there has never been a biography written by scientists . . . until now! Here at last is an intimate look at the man who discovered the beast and turned our imaginations loose.""â¿¿Philip J. Currie, author of Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs
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