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Marsh's Dinosaurs: The Collections from Como Bluff

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Paleontological history was made in 1877 when tons of fossil dinosaur bones were uncovered at Como Bluff, Wyoming, the first major discovery of such remains anywhere in the world. Onthniel C. March, then director of Yale's Peabody Museum, managed to finance and claim the greater portion of the excavations. He reunited the sections and, at a total cost during the 1880s of over $45,000, had lithographs mage of many of the bones. This volume, to be published in conjunction with the centennial celebration in October 1966 of the founding of the museum, makes most of the lithographs available for the first time in published form. In addition to to providing the descriptive data accompanying each plate, the authors recount, in their Introduction, the fascinating story behind the collection of the coveted Como Bluff fossil bones. 149 plates, 5 watercolors, 4 maps, and fold-out photograph of the Como Bluff site are included.
Mr. Ostrom and Mr. McIntosh are associate curator and research associate, respectively, of vertebrate paleontology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University.

This edition of the book includes a new foreword by Peter Dodson that places the discovery at Como Bluffand#8212;as well as the book that describes itand#8212;in historical perspective, and a historical overview by Clifford Miles and David Hamblin that presents the current state of work at this famous site.

Synopsis:

In the 1870s a wealth of fossil dinosaur and Jurassic mammal bones were uncovered at Como Bluff, Wyoming, the first major discovery of such remains in the world. O. C. Marsh, then paleontologist for Yale University's Peabody Museum, managed to finance and claim the greater portion of the excavations. He reunited the bones that were excavated and had lithographs made of them. This classic book, first published in 1966, recounts the trials, fortunes, and misfortunes behind the collection of the Como Bluff fossil bones and reproduces most of the lithographs.<P>This edition of the book includes a new foreword by Peter Dodson that places the discovery at Como Bluff — as well as the book that describes it — in historical perspective, and a historical overview by Clifford Miles and David Hamblin that presents the current state of work at this famous site.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-382) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300082081
Subtitle:
The Collections from Como Bluff
Other:
Ostrom, John H.
Author:
Ostrom, John H.
Author:
McIntosh, John
Author:
McIntosh, John S.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven :
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Pictorial works
Subject:
Dinosaurs -- Wyoming -- Como Bluff.
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
20000209
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
168 b/w illus.
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
11 x 8 in 3.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In the 1870s a wealth of fossil dinosaur and Jurassic mammal bones were uncovered at Como Bluff, Wyoming, the first major discovery of such remains in the world. O. C. Marsh, then paleontologist for Yale University's Peabody Museum, managed to finance and claim the greater portion of the excavations. He reunited the bones that were excavated and had lithographs made of them. This classic book, first published in 1966, recounts the trials, fortunes, and misfortunes behind the collection of the Como Bluff fossil bones and reproduces most of the lithographs.<P>This edition of the book includes a new foreword by Peter Dodson that places the discovery at Como Bluff — as well as the book that describes it — in historical perspective, and a historical overview by Clifford Miles and David Hamblin that presents the current state of work at this famous site.
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