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The First Fossil Hunters

Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times.

by Adrienne Mayor

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  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Archaeology,
  • Myths & mythology,
  • Palaeontology,
  • Paleozoology,
  • Ancient World History,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Science, Ancient,
  • Rome,
  • Ancient - General,
  • History,
  • Paleontology,
  • Archaeology and Ancient History,
  • Biological Sciences,
  • Classics,
  • History of Science and Medicine, Philosophy of Science,
  • Social Science / Archaeology,
  • Greece

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages382
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7757438M
    ISBN 100691058636
    ISBN 109780691058634

      Anyone interested in ancient life-forms and the fossil record would be well served to buy this book. Bruce S. Lieberman, University of Kansas Prothero, an outstanding paleontologist and skilled communicator, has written the best up-to-date account of the history of life as revealed by the fossil record that I have ever had the pleasure to read.


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The book will engage specialists with its serious purpose and extensive documentation and will please all readers with its profusion of maps, photographs, and drawings. -- Mott T. Greene, Science The First Fossil Hunters brings together mythology, art geology and paleontology in a convincing matter In times long past, others had the same Cited by: The First Fossil Hunters is a work that stands out in many ways.

It is, first of all, an interesting, highly original take on the history of fossil interpretation. Mayor has done an admirable job in conveying her love for the subject and the joys of hypothesising about the historical record/5.

The book will engage specialists with its serious purpose and extensive documentation and will please all readers with its profusion of maps, photographs, and drawings."—Mott T. Greene, Science "The First Fossil Hunters brings together mythology, art geology and paleontology in a convincing matter In times long past, others had the.

Like Mayor's book on Native American fossils and legends, this book would benefit from more careful editing. Not too sure why a distinguished press like Princeton University Press would do such a bargain basement job of layout and design, but so be it.

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The First Fossil Hunters. The First Fossil Hunters is a good read for those interested in the Greek and Roman world or the early history of paleontology. The book will appeal to the same kinds of people that it is about--the curious and those wishing for explanations of the past.

"Not all fabulous creatures of myth were inspired by fossils, of course; some were imaginary. This is the arresting and original thesis that Adrienne Mayor explores in The First Fossil Hunters. Through careful research and meticulous documentation, she convincingly shows that many of the giants and monsters of myth did have a basis in fact--in the enormous bones of long-extinct species that were once abundant in the lands of the Greeks.

THE FIRST FOSSIL HUNTERS: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times User Review - Kirkus. Scientific paleontology began in the 19th century, but the ever-curious Greeks were well aware of fossils. Here's a clear account of what they knew about them—and what they made of 4/5(4).

The First Fossil Hunters will be a revelation to anyone interested in ancient history. For me, it is one of the best books of recent years."--Walter Friedrich, Times Higher Education Supplement "While the book is aimed at academics and presumes knowledge of contemporary debates on the power of the presidency, it is not too abstruse for the /5().

THE FIRST FOSSIL HUNTERS: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times User Review - Kirkus. Scientific paleontology began in the 19th century, but the ever-curious Greeks were well aware of fossils. Here's a clear account of what they knew about them—and what they made of the strange bones Read full review4/5(2).

Buy The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times First Edition by Mayor, Adrienne, Dodson, Peter (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(9). The First Fossil Hunters brings together mythology, art, geology, and paleontology in a convincing manner Mayor's chronicles do more that entertain; as she contends, they also show that people of Greek and Roman times had a broad understanding of fossils as organic remains of extinct organisms.

The First Fossil Hunters brings together mythology, art, geology, and paleontology in a convincing manner Mayor's chronicles do more that entertain; as she contends, they also show that people of Greek and Roman times had a broad understanding of Brand: Princeton University Press.

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This was a really cool book. The author examined various Greek and Roman myths to look for a fossil-based explanation. For example, Mayor takes the gigantic bones worshipped by the Greeks as those of ancient heroes, compares them to the fossil record of the place the bones were found, and deduces that some of the bones were actually most likely fossilized mammoth bones.4/5(2).

The First Fossil Hunters will be a revelation to anyone interested in ancient history. For me, it is one of the best books of recent years."Walter Friedrich, Times Higher Education Supplement "[Mayor] has done an admirable job [she] easily persuades us that these early writers indeed recorded a palaeontological bonanza centuries before /5(10).

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But what if these beings were more than merely fictions. The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman Times: : Adrienne Mayor: Libros en idiomas extranjeros. The First Fossil Hunters - Dinosaurs, Mammoths and Myth in Greek and Roman Times, Adrienne Mayor, Princeton University Presspages, paperback $ This review first appeared in Fortean Times FT, March The Greek island of Samos was once believed to bear traces of Neades, enormous primeval beasts whose piercing cries tore chasms into the : Matt Salusbury.

The First Fossil Hunters: Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman Times Adrienne Mayor Griffins, Cyclopes, Monsters, and Giants--these fabulous creatures of classical mythology continue to live in the modern imagination through the vivid accounts that have come down to.

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The fossil record suggests that there are more species of animals and plants alive on Earth today than at any time in the past estimates vary between about 3 and 30 million species. This great diversity has come about through many physical and evolutionary factors.

We contend that the effects of plate tectonics are among the most important. Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle, written by Lukas Rieppel, published by Harvard University Press in June (hardback, pages) Rieppel takes the summer of as the starting point of his book.

Fossil Legends of the First Americans - Ebook written by Adrienne Mayor. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Fossil Legends of the First Americans/5(6).

The First Fossil Hunters will be a revelation to anyone interested in ancient history. For me, it is one of the best books of recent years." For me, it is one of the best books of recent years." – Walter Friedrich, Times Higher Education Supplement. Fossil Legends of the First Americans represents a major step forward in our understanding of how humans made sense of fossils Mayor, an independent scholar of natural history folklore and the early history of science, is the author of The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology in Greek and Roman Times (Princeton It is a novel book, because Price: $  The First Fossil Hunters is not a good book; not scientifically, not in its prose style, and not in its ability to convince an educated reader of its dubious thesis.

If one wants to read. Bishop John Wilkins of England ( ) was the first of these scientist popularizers. In his book The Discovery of a World in the Moone (), he defended the Copernican system, the idea of the plurality of worlds, and the probability of finding life on the Moon/5.