Dragon Hunter (12 CDs)by Charles Gallenkamp, Scott Brick
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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