A history of paleontology through ideas

Chapter objectives 291

The idea of ideas 292

In the beginning 292

Box 14.1: Indiana Jones and the Central Asiatic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History 293

The nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century 295 Box 14.2: Sir Richard Owen: brilliance and darkness 296

Box 14.3: Dinosaur wars in the nineteenth century: boxer versus puncher 298 Box 14.4: Louis Dollo and the beasts of Bernissart 301

The second part of the twentieth century to today 303 Box 14.5: Rollin' on the river 304 Box 14.6: "Mr Bones" 306 Box 14.7: Tendaguru! 307

Box 14.8: Baron Franz von Nopcsa: nationalism, Transylvanian dinosaurs, and espionage 309

Summary 315

Box 14.9: Young Turks and old turkeys 316

Selected readings 318

Topic questions 319

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