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“Roy Chapman Andrews, the celebrated explorer who discovered the first velociraptor skeleton in the Gobi Desert, was also a shameless self-promoter.”—Publishers Weekly
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"From the time that I can remember anything, I always intended to be an explorer, to work in a natural history museum, and to live out of doors. Actually, I never had any choice of a profession. I wanted to be an explorer and naturalist so passionately that anything else as a life work just never entered my mind."—Roy Chapman Andrews, Under a Lucky Star
“Hollywood added an unlikely boost to [Roy Chapman Andrews’s] reviving fame with the creation of the daring celluloid explorer ‘Indiana Jones.’ Persistent rumors credit Andrews with serving as the real-life model for the adventurous lifestyle of the imaginary explorer Dr. Henry Jones, Jr. (The gun-toting, fedora-wearing Andrews hated snakes, too.)”—from the afterword by Ann Bausum, author of Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs: A Photobiography of Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews
Posted April 14, 2009
As a big fan of Mr. Andrews, this book was a fantastic read. Not only is it exciting it stimulates your inner science geek to come out to play. Roy Chapman Andrews was the real-life Indiana Jones of the 1930's, exploring the vast, uncharted lands of the Gobi. During this work, not only did he battle Chinese bandits and visit Mongolian Princes and foreign lands, he discovered many species of Dinosaurs, birds, reptiles and lost civilizations. His writing style is capturing, witty, and provokes a laugh or two.
Anyone who wants a good real life adventure book will love this.
"There's always adventure around the corner---and the world is still full of corners!" -RCA