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Main Title The gilded dinosaur : the fossil war between E.D. Cope and O.C. Marsh and the rise of American science /
Author Jaffe, Mark.
Publisher Crown,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 41932492
ISBN 0517707608; 9780517707609
Subjects Paleontologists--United States--Biography ; Fossils--Collection and preservation--West (US)--History--19th century ; West United States ; Kontroverse ; Paläontologie ; USA--Weststaaten ; Paleozoèologie ; Dinosaurussen ; Geschichte 1800-1900
Additional Subjects Cope, E D--(Edward Drinker),--1840-1897 ; Marsh, Othniel Charles,--1831-1899 ; Cope, Edward D
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  QE707.C63J34 2000 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2022
Edition 1st ed.
Collation 424 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes "Charles Darwin had shaken the very foundations of Victorian society with his theory of evolution by natural selection, and scientists across the civilized world were locked in a great battle over Darwin's idea. While the debate raged in Europe, the hunt for hard evidence increasingly focused on the American West, with its grand mesas, buttes, and badlands." "Could the answer to the history of life and the proof of evolution be found in fossils? That was the question that two young American paleontologists - Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh - set out to answer. But what began as a friendly contest quickly turned into bitter rivalry that would spill over into American science and politics and rage relentlessly for nearly three decades." "Among the most remarkable fossil discoveries of Cope and Marsh are a bevy of dinosaurs, including some of the best known beasts - the Triceratops, the Stegosaurus, the Camarasaurus, and the Brontosaurus. Even today, Marsh holds the record for dinosaur discoveries."--Jacket.
Place Published New York
PUB Date Free Form ©2000
BIB Level m
Medium unmediated
Content text
Carrier volume
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 99038510
Merged OCLC records 155272142; 1022589012
OCLC Time Stamp 20220928213017
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04341cam 22007934a 45010