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Founding a Museum of Paleontology

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter relates the events that led to the rift between Alexander and her former professor, John C. Merriam. It began when Merriam unexpectedly left the field of research and devoted his time to ... More


Big-Screen 3-D Dinosaurs

Ray Zone

in 3-D Revolution: The History of Modern Stereoscopic Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136110
eISBN:
9780813141183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136110.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The natural history museum as a site for the exhibition of paleontology is discussed and the incorporation of the IMAX 3D film format as a means of education. Several key films in the giant screen ... More


Return to the Paleocene

Benjamin Hale

in The Wild and the Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035408
eISBN:
9780262336499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035408.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces the reader to philosophical and ethical inquiry by forging a distinction between descriptive and normative claims, as well as explanatory and justificatory arguments. It ... More


“The Great O. versus the Jermyn St. Pet”: Huxley, Falconer, and Owen on Paleontological Method

Gowan Dawson

in Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226109503
eISBN:
9780226109640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109640.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the paleontological dispute from 1856 to 1857 between Thomas Henry Huxley, Hugh Falconer, and Richard Owen, and its role in forging a sense of solidarity and community amongst ... More


Fossil Wonders of the West

in The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226074726
eISBN:
9780226074733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226074733.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Henry Fairfield Osborn resented every success the Carnegie Museum enjoyed in the Wyoming Jurassic in 1899, a locality entered previously by his own institution. He particularly envied their ... More


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