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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the history of vert paleo as a whole, but is out of date.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out-of-date is Colbert's Men and Dinosaurs).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
Catastrophes; etc.).

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216                        
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/
Fax: 301-314-9661               

Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
http://www.geol.umd.edu/sgc
Fax: 301-314-9843

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
paleontology/fossils,
> etc. Any suggestions?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Bob Simon