Under a Lucky Star

Under a Lucky Star

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by Roy Chapman Andrews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0976878186

ISBN-13: 9780976878186

Pub. Date: 01/09/2009

Publisher: Borderland Books


Under a Lucky Star is the autobiography—the lifetime of adventure—of the explorer and archaeologist Roy Chapman Andrews. Adored by the public and pursued by the press, Andrews came as close to superstar status in the 1920s as any explorer of the twentieth century. Much of Under a Lucky Star focuses on his grandest adventure, the Central…  See more details below

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Under a Lucky Star is the autobiography—the lifetime of adventure—of the explorer and archaeologist Roy Chapman Andrews. Adored by the public and pursued by the press, Andrews came as close to superstar status in the 1920s as any explorer of the twentieth century. Much of Under a Lucky Star focuses on his grandest adventure, the Central Asiatic Expeditions, a series of five daring journeys into uncharted expanses of the Gobi Desert that produced a previously unknown treasure-trove of dinosaur remains. The Gobi region explored by Andrews and his team of scientists proved to be one of the most fruitful sites on earth for late dinosaurs and it continues to yield extraordinary paleontological discoveries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976878186
Publisher:
Borderland Books
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword
Preface
1 Adventure Comes Early
2 I Meet a Whale
3 Submarine Courtship
4 Muscles and Murderers
5 Yokohama's Yoshiwara
6 Robinson Crusoe's Isle
7 Typhoon
8 Yesterday in Japan
9 Strictly Personal Explorations
10 Korean Devilfish and Killers
11 The Long White Mountain
12 A Harem on the Rocks
13 The Blue Tiger
14 Yunnan Adventures
15 Wartime Interlude
16 Dog Eats Man
17 Wall Street Ramblings
18 My Peking Palace
19 Marching Sands of the Gobi
20 The Emperor's Bride
21 Where the Dinosaur Laid Her Eggs
22 The Valley of the Jewels
23 The Great Dinosaur Egg Auction
24 Desert Dune Dwellers
25 Motoring through a War
26 Politics and Palaeontology
27 Fate Takes a Hand
28 Dangling in the Depths
29 A Square Peg in a Round Hole
30 Berkshire Paradise
Afterword: The Andrews Legacy
 

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Under a Lucky Star 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
veegle_bean More than 1 year ago
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