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The Dinosaur Hunters: The Extraordinary Story of the Men and Women Who Discovered Prehistoric Life

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100 years after Barnum Brown's excavation of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton the world had ever seen, The Dinosaur Hunters tells the story of our discovery of dinosaurs, from eighteenth-century interest in sea dragons to present-day work with DNA, through the men and women who dedicated their lives to furthering our knowledge.

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Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 7th 2008 by Metro Books (first published April 8th 2006)
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Douglas Summers-Stay
This is a fantastic book-- a good argument for keeping books around and not making them all digital. On each page there is a very accurate replica of an historic document written by dinosaur fossil hunters from the very earliest Victorian amateurs to present day scientists. You can take these out of their pouches and their variety of appearance really makes it feel like you are holding something precious.
If you think the history of dinosaur discoveries sounds interesting, I would recommend this
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