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The monster's bones : the discovery of T. Rex and how it shook our world / David K. Randall.

Randall, David K. (author.).

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Statesville Main Library B OSBORN RAN (Text) 33114018448233 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 10/10/2022

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  • ISBN: 1324006536
  • ISBN: 9781324006534
  • Physical Description: xvii, 260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-250) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue. The center of the world -- A life that could contain him -- A world previous to ours -- Scraping the surface -- Creatures equally colossal and equally strange -- Empty rooms -- A real adventure -- Finding a place in the world -- Uttermost part of the earth -- Big things -- A very costly season -- Bones of the king -- New beginnings -- Hardest work he could find -- A new world -- Monster unveiled -- A second chance -- Epilogue. The monster's tracks.
Summary, etc.: " In the dust of the Gilded Age Bone Wars, two vastly different men emerge with a mission to fill the empty halls of New York's struggling American Museum of Natural History: Henry Fairfield Osborn, a privileged socialite whose reputation rests on the museum's success, and intrepid Kansas-born fossil hunter Barnum Brown. When Brown unearths the first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils in the Montana wilderness, forever changing the world of paleontology, Osborn sees a path to save his museum from irrelevancy. With four-foot-long jaws capable of crushing the bones of its prey and hips that powered the animal to run at speeds of 25 miles per hour, the T. Rex suggests a prehistoric ecosystem more complex than anyone imagined. As the public turns out in droves to cower before this bone-chilling giant of the past and wonder at the mysteries of its disappearance, Brown and Osborn together turn dinosaurs from a biological oddity into a beloved part of culture"--
Subject: Paleontologists United States Biography
Paleontology United States History 20th century
Tyrannosaurus rex
American Museum of Natural History History
Osborn, Henry Fairfield 1857-1935
Brown, Barnum
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
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