Have Dragon Bones Been Found


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Dragon Bones


Dragon Bones

Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh

language: en

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Release Date: 2022-02-15

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At home in her seaside town in England, little Mary Anning stared out her window. Unlike other children, Mary couldn't wait for a rainy day. Because when it rained... the bones were revealed. With her father and brother, Mary would go out searching the damp soil after a storm, with the hopes of finding something nobody had seen before: a dinosaur. After her father dies, Mary must continue her search, picking up his tools and venturing out alone. In her life, she discovered several creatures, but was never given credit...until recently. This eye-opening biography of the legendary Mary Anning, illustrated by Maris Wicks, shatters expectations and brings together two creators who are as passionate about their subject as they are about their art. Inspiring, this true adventure begs for re-reads.

The First Fossil Hunters


The First Fossil Hunters

Author: Adrienne Mayor

language: en

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Release Date: 2023-04-11

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The fascinating story of how the fossils of dinosaurs, mammoths, and other extinct animals influenced some of the most spectacular creatures of classical mythology Griffins, Centaurs, Cyclopes, and Giants—these fabulous creatures of classical mythology continue to live in the modern imagination through the vivid accounts that have come down to us from the ancient Greeks and Romans. But what if these beings were more than merely fictions? What if monstrous creatures once roamed the earth in the very places where their legends first arose? This is the arresting and original thesis that Adrienne Mayor explores in The First Fossil Hunters. Through careful research and meticulous documentation, she convincingly shows that many of the giants and monsters of myth did have a basis in fact—in the enormous bones of long-extinct species that were once abundant in the lands of the Greeks and Romans. As Mayor shows, the Greeks and Romans were well aware that a different breed of creatures once inhabited their lands. They frequently encountered the fossilized bones of these primeval beings, and they developed sophisticated concepts to explain the fossil evidence, concepts that were expressed in mythological stories. The legend of the gold-guarding griffin, for example, sprang from tales first told by Scythian gold-miners, who, passing through the Gobi Desert at the foot of the Altai Mountains, encountered the skeletons of Protoceratops and other dinosaurs that littered the ground. Like their modern counterparts, the ancient fossil hunters collected and measured impressive petrified remains and displayed them in temples and museums; they attempted to reconstruct the appearance of these prehistoric creatures and to explain their extinction. Long thought to be fantasy, the remarkably detailed and perceptive Greek and Roman accounts of giant bone finds were actually based on solid paleontological facts. By reading these neglected narratives for the first time in the light of modern scientific discoveries, Adrienne Mayor illuminates a lost world of ancient paleontology.

Dragon Bones


Dragon Bones

Author: Richard Sapir

language: en

Publisher: Hachette UK

Release Date: 2016-09-29

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Few scientists actually believed the strange-looking animal touted to be a real-live dinosaur was a bona fide Apatosaurus. Frankly, Punkin's species looked too damned cute to have survived a mass extinction, but his beautiful zoologist companion believed - right up to the moment a pharmaceutical company had them both murdered. Now the dino has been stolen, flash frozen, locked away in secret, awaiting its personal contribution to creating a formula for immortality. Suddenly everybody is a believer in the longevity offered by the poor dead animal, and CURE has a crisis on its hands. Smith orders Remo to find the thing and incinerate it before fountain-of-youth seekers rampage the world. But Remo's got bigger problems. Chiun is acting a little off, a little tired - and is single-mindedly determined to enjoy a restorative cup of immortality tea brewed with dragon bones . . . Breathlessly action-packed and boasting a winning combination of thrills, humour and mysticism, the Destroyer is one of the bestselling series of all time.