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Reading Between the Bones: The Pioneers of Dinosaur Paleontology
A combination of endeavor and biography, each title in this new series tracks the growth of a scientific or an artistic field by profiling the lives of its major contributors.Confronted with only the skeletons of ancient animals, each scientist profiled here has seen between the bones and filled that space with knowledge about how dinosaurs lived and died.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Franklin Watts
(first published 1997)
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This is a young adult book and a little dated, but I found it quite enjoyable! I learned quite a lot about the history of paleontology, and what I found most interesting was the ways ideas about dinosaurs developed (such as the realization that species become extinct, the idea that dinosaurs were actually quite evolutionarily successful, etc.). The book is organized around certain influential names in the history of paleontology, and I found their zeal for knowledge and dedication to science and ...more