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.
|Publisher:||Invisible Cities Press Llc|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)|
About 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.
Table of Contents
|1||A Dinosaur Named Sue||3|
|2||Past Finders and Three-Piece Suits||15|
|3||Free at Last||47|
|4||Sex and the Single Rex||77|
|5||A Body of Evidence||103|
|6||The Young and the Restless||149|
|8||A Mad Tea Party||219|
|10||Time to Breathe||267|
|12||Life after Death||329|
|B||Key Events Timeline||354|
|C||The Modern Bone War||358|
|D||Tyrannosaurus rex Specimen Timeline||361|
|E||Carnivorous Dinosaur Family Tree||362|
|F||Tyrannosaurus rex Bone Diagrams||363|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.