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African Dinosaurs Unearthed: The Tendaguru Expeditions (Life of the Past)

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From 1907 to 1931 at Tendaguru, a remote site in present-day Tanzania, teams of German (and later British) paleontologists unearthed 220 tons of fossils, including the bones of a new dinosaur, one of the largest then known. For decades the mounted skeleton of this giant, Brachiosaurus, was the largest skeleton of a land animal on exhibit in the world. The dinosaur and other animal fossils found at Tendaguru form one of the cornerstones of our understanding of life in the Mesozoic era. Visited sporadically during the '30s and '40s, Tendaguru again became the site of scientific interest late in the 20th century. African Dinosaurs Unearthed tells the story of driven scientific adventurers working under difficult conditions and often paying the price with their health--and sometimes with their lives. Set against the background of a troubled century, the book reveals how scientific endeavors were carried on through war and political turmoil, and continue into the present day.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-370) and index.

About the Author

Gerhard Maier has spent ten years working in archaeology and vertebrate paleontology. Formerly a technician at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, he now works as a data analyst for a major oil company. A lifelong interest in dinosaurs, travel, and history has culminated in this volume.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Preface

1. 1907: Fraas and Something Curious in the African Bush

2. 1908: Von Branca and a Matter of National Honour

3. 1909: Janensch, Hennig, and a Cemetery of Giants

4. 1909-1910: Geology in the Rain and Comets, Stegosaurs, and Iguanodonts

5. 1911: Along the Railway and Expansion, Exhaustion, and Completion?

6. 1911-1912: A Museum Overflows - The Recks find Iguanodonts, Pterosaurs, and a Fossilized Forest

7. 1913-1918: Fresh Discoveries and a Bitter War

8. 1919-1924: The British Museum in Tanganyika Territory

9. 1924-1925: Cutler, Leakey, and a Difficult Start

10. 1925: Berlin Builds Dinosaurs

11. 1925: A Death in Africa

12. 1925: Migeod - A New Recruit

13. 1925-1926: An Expedition Saved

14. 1926-1927: Berlin in Chaos and Parkinson Reviews Stratigraphy

15. 1927-1929: Kenyan Interlude, Geology at Tendaguru, and Desperate Finances

16. 1929: Migeod Returns

17. 1930: Migeod and Parrington, Tendaguru and Nyasaland

18. 1931-1939: Hennig Returns and Berlin's Museum Triumphs

19. 1939-1976: Destruction and Renewal

20. 1971-2001: Russell to Africa, Brachiosaurus to Tokyo, Berlin to Tendaguru

21. A Significant Contribution

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253342140
Author:
Maier, Gerhard
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
History
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Animals, fossil
Subject:
Scientific expeditions
Subject:
Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Paleontology -- Mesozoic.
Subject:
Animals, Fossil - Tanzania
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Subject:
History and Philosophy of Science; Paleontology; Science
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Life of the Past
Series Volume:
107-484
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 bandw photos, 7 maps, 1 bibliog., 1 i
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.46 x 1.42 in

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