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Battle of the dinosaur bones : Othniel Charles Marsh vs. Edward Drinker Cope / by Rebecca L. Johnson.

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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library YA 560.973 J (Text) 39493107308589 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -
Pack Memorial Library j560.9730903 JOH (Text) 0020510088246 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Scotland County Memorial Library JNF 560.973 Johnson (Text) 30388101078122 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0761354883
  • ISBN: 9780761354888
  • Physical Description: 64 pages : illustrations, plates, charts ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2013]

Content descriptions

General Note: Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 7.5 2 154376.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references ( pages [58] - [60]) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Beginnings -- Marl, mistrust, and mistakes -- Into the West -- Battle at Bridger Basin -- Distant enemies -- Bones of monsters -- Conflict at Como Bluff -- Final confrontation.
Summary, etc.: Darwin's theory of evolution, published in 1859, shook up the field of paleontology, the study of ancient plants and animals. Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, enthralled with these new ideas, discoveries, and developments, became determined to become world-famous paleontologists. When they met in 1863, they started off as friends. But within a few years, competition drove them apart. Each fought bitterly to discover more fossils, name more species, and publish more papers than the other. In their haste to outdo each other, they both produced some shoddy work. The resulting confusion took many years to correct, and their toxic relationship crippled the field of paleontology for decades afterward. However, the competition also produced a wealth of fossils, laying a firm foundation for future paleontologists and supporting Darwin's theory, as well as generating keen public interest in prehistoric life.--From publisher description.
Target Audience Note:
1020L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 7.5 2 154376.
Subject: Marsh, Othniel Charles 1831-1899 Juvenile literature
Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker) 1840-1897 Juvenile literature
Paleontology United States History 19th century Juvenile literature
Paleontologists United States Biography Juvenile literature
Genre: Biographies.
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