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Dinosaurs at the Ends of the Earth

The Story Of The Central Asiatic Expeditions

By Brian Floca

A mystery, vistas, camels, a sandstorm, and dinosaurs...what more could a young dreamer want?

The Gobi Desert, Mongolia: "A land of secrets, " says Dr. Roy Chapman Andrews. He's talking in his jovial way to Walter Granger, a paleontologist, and George Olsen, their assistant, a young man whose surprising discovery made scientific history. Andrews led five expeditions across the Gobi for the American Museum of Natural History. This book chronicles those of 1922 and 1923, when he took with him some twenty men and an unlikely fleet of cars as an alternative to the more traditional camels. Originally expected to unearth signs that man had originated in Asia, these explorations stumbled across an unexpected find. And George did the stumbling-down the Flaming Cliffs near Shabarakh Usu, where dinosaurs roamed eighty million years ago. The find was a delicate egg, heavy as stone now and the answer to an old mystery: Dinosaurs were not born; they were hatched! A route map, a time line, crisp text, and breathtaking pictures present the sequence and excitement of bone-finding and preserving in the field for young readers eighty million years later.

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Publish Date

2000

ISBN

0789425394


Format: Book
Author: Floca, Brian
Summary: Describes the expeditions led by Roy Chapman Andrews for New York's American Museum of Natural History to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia in an effort to uncover dinosaur fossils.
Title: Dinosaurs at the ends of the earth : the story of the Central Asiatic Expeditions / Brian Floca.
Publisher Date: New York : DK Ink, 2000.
Subject: Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1884-1960 -- Juvenile literature. Central Asiatic Expeditions (1921-1930) -- Juvenile literature. Naturalists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Dinosaurs -- Eggs -- Juvenile literature. Paleontologists -- Juvenile literature -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 0789425394
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: B Andrews
Oclc: 42296393
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Bib Id: 150071

Format: Book
Author: Floca, Brian
Summary: Describes the expeditions led by Roy Chapman Andrews for New York's American Museum of Natural History to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia in an effort to uncover dinosaur fossils.
Title: Dinosaurs at the ends of the earth : the story of the Central Asiatic Expeditions / Brian Floca.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : DK Ink, 2000.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col. map ; 28 cm.
Subjects: Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1884-1960 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Central Asiatic Expeditions (1921-1930) -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Naturalists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Dinosaurs -- Eggs -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Paleontologists -- Juvenile literature -- Juvenile literature.
Notes: "A Richard Jackson book"--T.p. verso.
LCCN: 99043071
ISBN: 0789425394
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: B Andrews