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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 ...
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.
Posted January 6, 2000
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.