Patrons of Paleontology

Patrons of Paleontology

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In the 19th and early 20th centuries, North American and European governments generously funded the discoveries of such famous paleontologists and geologists as Henry de la Beche, William Buckland, Richard Owen, Thomas Hawkins, Edward Drinker Cope, O. C. Marsh, and Charles W. Gilmore. In Patrons of Paleontology, Jane Davidson explores the motivation behind this rush to fund exploration, arguing that eagerness to discover strategic resources like coal deposits was… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Indiana University Press (August 21, 2017)

Collection: Life of the Past

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 13 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English


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