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RE: History of Paleontology Book
There are a bunch of these.
Most are rather specific, however. Eric Buffetaut's 1987 Short History of
Vertebrate Paleontology is good for (as the name implies)
the history of vert paleo as a whole, but is out of date. (Even more
out-of-date is Colbert's Men and Dinosaurs).
There are a fair number that deal with the earliest days of paleontology.
Martin Rudwick's The Meaning of Fossils is the classic,
but he has a number of others (Bursting the Limits of Time; Worlds Before
Adam; Georges Cuvier, Fossil Bones, and Geologic
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Mailing Address: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology
Building 237, Room 1117
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742 USA
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of
> Robert Simon
> Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 8:08 AM
> To: DML
> Subject: History of Paleontology Book
> I was asked to find a good 'History of Paleontology Book' for someone looking
> to be able to talk to persons about
> etc. Any suggestions?
> Bob Simon