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Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle
by Lukas Rieppel
Harvard University Press, 2019
Cloth: 978-0-674-73758-7 | eISBN: 978-0-674-24033-9
Library of Congress Classification QE718.R54 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 560.75

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Lukas Rieppel shows how dinosaurs gripped the popular imagination and became emblems of America’s industrial power and economic prosperity during the Gilded Age. Spectacular fossils were displayed in museums financed by North America’s wealthiest tycoons, to cement their reputation as both benefactors of science and fierce capitalists.
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