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The Legacy of the Mastodon: The Golden Age of Fossils in America

The Legacy of the Mastodon: The Golden Age of Fossils in America

by Keith Stewart ThomsonKeith Stewart Thomson


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A history of the early days of fossil hunting in America, replete with high adventure, ruthless competitors, and amazing scientific discoveries

The uncovering in the mid-1700s of fossilized mastodon bones and teeth at Big Bone Lick, Ken

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ISBN-13: 9780300151299
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 998,486
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Keith Thomson is professor emeritus of natural history, University of Oxford, where he also served as director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Former president of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, professor of biology and dean at Yale, he is the author of more than 200 scientific papers and twelve books, including Before Darwin and The Common but Less Frequent Loon and Other Essays, both published by Yale University Press. He lives in Philadelphia.

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