American dinosaur abroad : a cultural history of Carnegie's plaster Diplodocus /

In early July 1899, an excavation team of paleontologists sponsored by Andrew Carnegie discovered the fossil remains in Wyoming of what was then the longest and largest dinosaur on record. Named after its benefactor, the Diplodocus carnegii--or Dippy, as it's known today--was shipped to Pittsbu...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Main Author: Nieuwland, Ilja, 1970- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2019]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: A convoluted dinosaur
  • Dinomania : giant sloths, sea snakes, and concrete contraptions
  • His Majesty notices a drawing : the tradition of copying dinosaurs
  • Getting Diplodocus ready for the stage : from Pittsburgh to London
  • "The years of wandering" : Germany
  • Visite au Diplodocus : Paris
  • "Properly messy" : crouching dinosaurs, national competition, and science reform
  • Diaspora : from Rio to Madrid
  • Conclusion: Diplodocus after Madrid
  • and after Carnegie.