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The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt

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Publisher Comments:

The date is January 11, 1911. A young German paleontologist, accompanied only by a guide, a cook, four camels, and a couple of camel drivers, reaches the lip of the vast Bahariya Depression after a long trek across the bleak plateau of the western desert of Egypt. The scientist, Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach, hopes to find fossil evidence of early mammals. In this, he will be disappointed, for the rocks here will prove to be much older than he thinks. They are nearly a hundred million years old. Stromer is about to learn that he has walked into the age of the dinosaurs.

At the bottom of the Bahariya Depression, Stromer will find the remains of four immense and entirely new dinosaurs, along with dozens of other unique specimens. But there will be reversals—shipments delayed for years by war, fossils shattered in transit, stunning personal and professional setbacks. Then, in a single cataclysmic night, all of his work will be destroyed and Ernst Stromer will slip into history and be forgotten.

The date is January 11, 2000—eighty-nine years to the day after Stromer descended into Bahariya. Another young paleontologist, Ameri-can graduate student Josh Smith, has brought a team of fellow scientists to Egypt to find Stromer’s dinosaur graveyard and resurrect the German pioneer’s legacy. After weeks of digging, often under appalling conditions, they fail utterly at rediscovering any of Stromer’s dinosaur species.

Then, just when they are about to declare defeat, Smith’s team discovers a dinosaur of such staggering immensity that it will stun the world of paleontology and make headlines around the globe.

Masterfully weaving together history, science, and human drama, The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt is the gripping account of not one but two of the twentieth century’s great expeditions of discovery.

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Synopsis:

Josh Smith and a team of 14 scientists returns to Egypt to retrace the steps of dinosaur discoverer Dr. Ernst Stromer, whose groundbreaking work in the early 1900's was lost during the Allied bombing of Munich in 1944. Working on luck and scientific analysis, the team blundered onto his archeological site that yielded awe-inspiring results. The expedition was filmed by A&E and will air as a two-hour documentary in February 2002. Abridged. 5 CDs.

About the Author

William Nothdurft is the author, coauthor, or ghostwriter of nearly a dozen books, including the award-winning Ghosts of Everest, about the search for the missing mountaineers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine. Josh Smith served six years in the U.S. Army before getting his B.Sc. from the University of Massachusetts and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in paleontology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently an assistant professor at Washington University.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553715095
With:
Northdurft, William
Author:
Northdurft, William
Author:
William Nothdurft with Josh Smith
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Fossils
Subject:
Paleontological excavations
Subject:
Paralititan stromeri
Edition Description:
Compact discs.
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
107-182
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Pages:
5 sound discs (ca. 6 hrs.
Dimensions:
5.04x5.90x.99 in. .50 lbs.
Media Run Time:
315

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Product details 5 sound discs (ca. 6 hrs. pages Random House Audio Publishing Group - English 9780553715095 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Josh Smith and a team of 14 scientists returns to Egypt to retrace the steps of dinosaur discoverer Dr. Ernst Stromer, whose groundbreaking work in the early 1900's was lost during the Allied bombing of Munich in 1944. Working on luck and scientific analysis, the team blundered onto his archeological site that yielded awe-inspiring results. The expedition was filmed by A&E and will air as a two-hour documentary in February 2002. Abridged. 5 CDs.
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