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Provides a colorful history of the scientific race that pitted two rival scientists against each other in the 19th century in the race to uncover evidence that dinosaurs roamed the earth.Nota de la solapa:
e of counterfeit giants, avaricious robber barons, corrupt politicians, intrepid pioneers, fierce Indian chiefs, and dinosaurs. The second half of the nineteenth century -- the so-called Gilded Age -- was a time when Americans were exploring the West and building a nation that would stretch from coast to coast.
It was also a time of scientific ferment. Charles Darwin had shaken the very foundations of Victorian society with his theory of evolution by natural selection, and scientists across the civilized world were locked in a great battle over Darwin's idea. While the debate raged in Europe, the hunt for hard evidence increasingly focused on the American West, with its grand mesas, buttes, and badlands. "We must turn to the New World if we wish to see in perfection the oldest monuments of earth's history," advised Sir Charles Lyell, the father of modern geology, after a visit to America. "Certainly in no other country are these ancient strata developed on a grander scale o
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Descripción Crown, 2000. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110517707608
Descripción Crown, 2000. Hardcover. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX0517707608
Descripción Crown, 2000. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0517707608