400 pages, 44 b/w photos, 9 maps, tab
From his stunning discovery of Tyrannosaurus rex one hundred years ago to the dozens of other important new dinosaur species he found, Barnum Brown led a remarkable life (1873-1963), spending most of it searching for fossils - and sometimes oil - in every corner of the globe. One of the most famous scientists in the world during the middle of the twentieth century, Brown became as legendary as the dinosaurs he uncovered.
This book brushes off the loose sediment to reveal the man behind the legend. Drawing on Brown's field correspondence and unpublished notes, and on the writings of his daughter and his two wives, it discloses for the first time details about his life and travels - from his youth on the western frontier to his spying for the U.S. government under cover of his expeditions. This biography also takes full measure of Brown's extensive scientific accomplishments.
A rollicking recollection of Brown.--Discover Magazine "It is about time someone wrote this book ... this book tells the story very well ... Highly recommended."--Choice "Dingus and Norell do justice to the unconventional, many-faceted if somewhat mysterious Brown."--Publishers Weekly "An authoritative biography of Barnum Brown has long been wanting, and the authors of the new volume have done an overall excellent job of summarizing the achievements of one of the most famous fossil hunters of all time."--Smithsonian.com/Dinosaur Tracking Blog "The definitive account of the life and times of a singular man and a superlative fossil hunter."--Science Blogs
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