Sticks 'n Stones 'n Dinosaur Bones : Being a Whimsical "Take" on a (pre)Historical Event, Hardback Book

Sticks 'n Stones 'n Dinosaur Bones : Being a Whimsical "Take" on a (pre)Historical Event Hardback

Illustrated by G. F. Newland

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The first book in the Unhinged History series is a ripping yarnafull of adventure and deceitathat brings to life the best-known public spat in all of paleontology: the bitter rivalry between Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh.

This frenzy of discovery and one-upmanshipaknown today as the Bone Warsawas a gold rushalike scramble to find the most and "best" dinosaur fossils, thus bringing to glory to their respective home-base universities.

Lively and witty rhymes plus wonderfully demented illustrations reveal how the paleontologists' infamous rivalry began, and howadespite making genuine and lasting contributions to the fieldatheir mutual obsession with outdoing one another spun out of control.

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