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Author Dingus, Lowell.

Title Barnum Brown : the man who discovered Tyrannosaurus rex / Lowell Dingus, Mark A. Norell
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 368 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Prologue : the mindset of Barnum Brown -- Child of the frontier (1873-1889) -- Student- of sorts (1889-1896) -- Apprentice extraordinaire (1896-1898) -- To land's end : Patagonia (1898-1900) -- To the depths of Hell Creek (1900-1903) -- Love (1903-1906) -- Loss (1906-1910) -- The Canadian dinosaur bone rush (1910-1916) -- Cuba, Abyssinia, and other intrigues (1916-1923) -- Jewels from the Orient : Raj India (1921-1923) -- Perils and pearls up the Irrawaddy : Burma (1923) -- Samos : isle of intrigue (1923-1925) -- Ancient Americans hunting bison? Birds as dinosaurs? (1925-1931) -- Digging -- and flying -- for dinosaurs : Howe Quarry and the aerial survey of western fossil beds (1931-1935) -- Toward the golden years : the mystery track-maker and the Glen Rose Trackway (1935-1942) -- Brown as a spy, movie consultant, and showman at the World's Fair (1942-1963) -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1. List of major specimens collected by Barnum Brown on display in the AMNH fossil halls -- Appendix 2. Memoirs of Barnum Brown : discovery, excavation, and preparation of the type specimen of Tyrannosaurus rex -- Appendix 3. Summary of fossil collections by Barnum Brown and his AMNH crews
Summary From his stunning discovery of Tyrannosaurus rex one hundred years ago to the dozens of other important new dinosaur species he found, Barnum Brown led a remarkable life (1873-1963), spending most of it searching for fossils-and sometimes oil-in every corner of the globe. One of the most famous scientists in the world during the middle of the twentieth century, Brown-who lived fast, dressed to the nines, gambled, drank, smoked, and was known as a ladies' man-became as legendary as the dinosaurs he uncovered. Barnum Brown brushes off the loose sediment to reveal the man behind the legend. Drawi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-349) and index
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Subject Brown, Barnum.
Paleontologists -- United States -- Biography.
Tyrannosaurus rex.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Norell, Mark.
ISBN 0520945522 (electronic bk.)
9780520945524 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)