DINOSAUR BONE WAR by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

DINOSAUR BONE WAR

Cope and Marsh’s Fossil Feud
Age Range: 8 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A straightforward chronological account of the lives, work and conflicts between O.C. Marsh and Edward Cope, pioneers in the newly developed field of paleontology, whose 19th-century feud led to countless discoveries, bitter bickering in scientific journals and destruction of some fossil specimens. The narrative does not dwell on details of their fieldwork; it is the drama of their escalating quarrel that carries the reader along, while the author occasionally adds a reminder that much more might have been accomplished with cooperation. Occasional black-and-white photographs and reproductions of their notes and drawings add interest. This latest entry in the long-standing Landmark history series will especially appeal to middle-grade readers grown beyond their first fascination with dinosaurs and ready to learn more about the scientists who opened up this field, sometimes literally. (index, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-10)

Pub Date: Dec. 26th, 2006
ISBN: 0-375-81349-7
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Random House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2006




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