Dragon Hunter (10 Cassettes)

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Overview

Led by Roy Chapman Andrews, the world-renowned explorer, the Central Asiatic Expeditions (1922-1930) comprised the most ambitious scientific venture ever launched from the United States. Under the auspices of the American Museum of Natural History, Andrews conducted five expeditions to the last uncharted corner of the world: the Gobi Desert of Outer and Inner Mongolia. Using automobiles supported by camel caravans, Andrews' expeditions stumbled upon unimagined scientific wonders: the Flaming Cliffs, dinosaur ...
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Overview

Led by Roy Chapman Andrews, the world-renowned explorer, the Central Asiatic Expeditions (1922-1930) comprised the most ambitious scientific venture ever launched from the United States. Under the auspices of the American Museum of Natural History, Andrews conducted five expeditions to the last uncharted corner of the world: the Gobi Desert of Outer and Inner Mongolia. Using automobiles supported by camel caravans, Andrews' expeditions stumbled upon unimagined scientific wonders: the Flaming Cliffs, dinosaur eggs, the first skeleton of Velociraptor (of Jurassic Park fame) and a fossil treasure trove of other dinosaurs and extinct mammals. Gallenkamp vividly recounts these extraordinary discoveries and the unforgettable adventures that attended them...raging sandstorms, murderous bandits, civil wars and political intrigue. This is an incredible story. See also News From Tartary (#2235) by Peter Fleming and From Heaven Lake (#1273 ) by Vikram Seth.

"It is easy to see why Andrews has often been suspected of being the inspiration for Indiana Jones and other fictional heroes. But Andrews was, of course, the real thing." (Washington Post)

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Andrews became world-famous after leading five central Asiatic expeditions between 1922 and 1930 for the American Museum of Natural History. Perhaps the model for Indiana Jones, he explored the uncharted Gobi Desert of Outer and Inner Mongolia in a successful search for extinct mammals. Andrews not only found dinosaur eggs and the first Velociraptor (animated in Jurassic Park), he also publicized and popularized his finds to an eager audience. How Andrews raised funds and overcame extreme physical and political obstacles are also fascinating. The author is extremely perceptive regarding the motivation of the expeditions and the current significance of their scientific contributions. Narrator Scott Brick preserves the sense of awe and wonder of the text; highly recommended for teens and adults alike. James L. Dudley, Westhampton Beach, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736671798
  • Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/10/2001
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: 10 Cassettes

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