Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs: A Photobiography of Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews

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Renowned for his discoveries of dinosaur bones, whole fossilized dinosaur eggs, and previously unknown dinosaur species in the vast Mongolian desert, the daredevil explorer Roy Chapman Andrews is said to be the model for the movie character Indiana Jones.

A biography of the great explorer-adventurer, who discovered huge finds of dinosaur bones in Mongolia, pioneered modern paleontology field research, and became the director of the ...

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Overview

Renowned for his discoveries of dinosaur bones, whole fossilized dinosaur eggs, and previously unknown dinosaur species in the vast Mongolian desert, the daredevil explorer Roy Chapman Andrews is said to be the model for the movie character Indiana Jones.

A biography of the great explorer-adventurer, who discovered huge finds of dinosaur bones in Mongolia, pioneered modern paleontology field research, and became the director of the American Museum of Natural History.

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Gr 5-9-Whether or not the charismatic Andrews was "the real-life model" for Indiana Jones, he was certainly a flamboyant, headline-grabbing paleontologist in the days of his Mongolian expeditions. This slim, well-researched book is a record of his life and accomplishments. Larded with quotes from his own writings and personal letters, and with fine sepia-toned photographs taken in the field and in more civilized surroundings, the absorbing text invites readers into a world distant in both space and time. Andrews's adventurous spirit and organizational skills opened a new age in scientific exploration, using then-modern technology and a diverse team of experts in various fields. Recent explorations to Central Asia have brought to light startling new fossil finds that have been chronicled in such excellent titles as Mark Norell and Lowell Dingus's A Nest of Dinosaurs (Doubleday, 1999) and Searching for Velociraptor (HarperCollins, 1996), and Margery Facklam's Tracking Dinosaurs in the Gobi (21st Century, 1997). Inevitably, readers of these books will encounter Andrews, and what better way for a fresh generation of dinophiles and budding scientists to further this acquaintance than this exemplary work on an extraordinary individual.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792271239
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Series: Photobiographies Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,000,171
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1080L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.58 (w) x 11.19 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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Ann Bausum is the daughter of a history professor, and she grew up with a love of American history and a passion for research. She is an award-winning author who has published six titles with National Geographic Children’s Books, including the acclaimed Sibert Honor Book Freedom Riders. She lives in Beloit, WI. Visit Ann Bausum at her Web site: www.annbausum.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2000

    At Long Last! - An Intelligent book for young readers

    Roy Chapman Andrews was leader of one of the largest expeditions to ever leave America prior to WWII. His various exploits collecting fossils in Mongolia are now legend. However, what has been desperately needed is a good biography of Andrews for young readers, a well written book that has the facts and is packed with great pictures. 'Dragon Bones And Dinosaur Eggs' is finally that book. Bausum's writing is fluid and enthusiastic, and the period B/W images are worth the price alone [some have not been seen since the 1920']. This project was created with the help of the American Museum in New York [Andrews' museum], the National Geographic, Andrews' eldest son, and the Andrews scholar, Charles Gallenkamp. While this book is aimed at children 8 and up, it is so full of images that it can be read to younger children with ease. Adults who have an interest in Andrews or dinosaurs would also be pleased with the quality of this book. This is a strong work on its own, but it will be an excellent companion to Charles Gallenkamp's: Dragon Hunter - Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic Expeditions; due out this fall from Viking [the first indepth adult bio on RCA ever undertaken]. Ann Bausum's book is 5th in an excellent series by National Geographic on scientists, explorers and adventurers, and apparently her first book for children - what a great way to start.

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