The Gilded Dinosaur: The Fossil War Between E.D. Cope and O.C. Marsh and the Rise of American Science

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Summary

A popular account of the celebrated feud between Philadelphia's Edward Drinker Cope and New Haven's Othniel Charles Marsh over who had the most important dinosaur specimens.

Subject

  • Marsh, Othniel Charles
  • Marsh, George Perkins 1801-1882
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Geology
  • Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • Yale University

Category

Smithsonian History Bibliography

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

2000

Topic

  • Dinosaurs
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Reptiles, Fossil

Edition

First

Physical description

Number of pages : 384; Page numbers : 1-384

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