100 years after Barnum Brown's excavation of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton the world had ever seen, The Dinosaur Hunters tells the story of our discovery of dinosaurs, from eighteenth-century interest in sea dragons to present-day work with DNA, through the men and women who dedicated their lives to furthering our knowledge.
Through the inclusion of 30 facsimile documents, rare photographs and hand-drawn maps, you can travel the world and the centuries. You will unearth Iguanodon teeth with Gideon and Mary Mantell, uncover Archaeopteryx feathers with Hermann von Meyer, fight in the 1870s' Bone Wars and analyze the Sinornithosaurus with Chinese scientists Ji Qiang and Ju Shu-An.
- The Rise of Lizard-like Dinosaurs
- The Conception of “Terrible Reptiles”
- Flying Dinosaurs?
- The Great American Bone War
- Clues Contained in Trace Fossils
- Letters from Mary Anning, the first professional fossil hunter
- Gideon Mantell’s article and accompanying sketches documenting the Iguanodon
- Hermann von Meyer’s announcement of the flying dinosaur, Archaeopteryx
- Barnum Brown’s 1908 field notebook describing his discovery of Tyrannosaurus rex
And much more!