Barnum Brown : the man who discovered Tyrannosaurus rex / Lowell Dingus, Mark A. Norell.

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 scie...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Dingus, Lowell.
Other Authors: Norell, Mark.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
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Table of 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.