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Scientists Wage Bitter Warfare

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/9780226074733.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The first American Jurassic dinosaur rush began in April 1877, when Arthur Lakes and Henry C. Beckwith unearthed gigantic bones from a now-famous hogback ridge near Morrison, Colorado. Lakes sent ... More


Most Colossal Animal on Earth

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/9780226074733.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the late 1890s, Osborn and his Department of Vertebrate Paleontology (DVP) field paleontologists had amassed an enviable collection of fossil mammals from scores of localities in the Western ... More


Conclusion: What's the Rush?

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/9780226074733.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The second Jurassic dinosaur rush was a race among America's museum paleontologists to find the largest and finest sauropod dinosaur and to mount it for exhibit in a lifelike pose. Great size was ... More


The Waning and Waxing of Darwinian Trees

J. David Archibald

in Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164122
eISBN:
9780231537667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164122.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines how scientific interest in Charles Darwin's evolutionary trees declined and then increased in the twentieth century. As the nineteenth century drew to a close, the reality of ... More


Introduction

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/9780226074733.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the second Jurassic dinosaur rush—a fierce contest to find, collect, and exhibit the world's first and (ideally) largest sauropod dinosaur. The ... More


A Monkey and a Parrot of a Time

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/9780226074733.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

John Bell Hatcher was the most talented and respected field paleontologist of his generation, but he struggled mightily to find his own level in the hierarchical world of American vertebrate ... 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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