Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life

Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life

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by Kristin Donnan
     
 

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When Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute discovered the world's largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton beneath a South Dakota butte in 1990, they had no idea that it would be the find of a lifetime. Sue, as the skeleton came to be known, would ultimately not only lead them to international recognition, but also pull them…  See more details below

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When Peter Larson and his team from the Black Hills Institute discovered the world's largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton beneath a South Dakota butte in 1990, they had no idea that it would be the find of a lifetime. Sue, as the skeleton came to be known, would ultimately not only lead them to international recognition, but also pull them into a world of FBI investigations, Native American land claims, competitive paleontologists, and avaricious museum curators. This gripping story chronicles the adventures of Larson and his group, explaining the art, technology, and politics behind one of the most successful group of T-rex hunters.

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"Riveting. A highly readable adventure story. Tough, if not impossible, for fossil fans to put down." —The Denver Post

"Provides the personal, behind-the-scenes drama that only someone who lived it could provide. Highly recommended." —Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931229388
Publisher:
Invisible Cities Press Llc
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author


Peter Larson is the founder of the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research. His discoveries can be viewed at virtually every major natural history museum in the world. Kristin Donnan is a journalist and former editor at McCall's. They are the coauthors of Bones Rock! Everything You Need to Know to Be a Paleontologist. They both live in Hill Top, South Dakota.

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Rex Appeal: The Amazing Story of Sue, the Dinosaur That Changed Science, the Law, and My Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SDreaderlitdoc More than 1 year ago
An amazing story. A trip to Hill City and the museum is even more astonishing. One can only hope these people will receive justice some day after a very, very terrible ordeal.