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The Dinosaur Dealers: Mission: To Uncover International Fossil Smuggling

By: John Long

220 pages, Col photos

Allen & Unwin

Paperback | Dec 2003 | #137548 | ISBN: 1741140293
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Exploration of the murky world of fossil theft and smuggling.


Prologue1 Broome dinosaurs2 Violation3 Reopening the case4 Investigations in Eastern Australia5 London calling6 Undercover in Hamburg7 In Frankfurt8 In the USA: Denver, Utah and South Dakota9 China - Dragon bone sale10 At the fossil fish capital of the world11 Fossil related laws and crime in South America, India and Africa12 At Tucson, the world's largest fossil fair13 Back to Broome14 Some thoughts on the future of the fossil industryEpilogue: A personal storyReferencesAppendix: How to check if that fossil is legal

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Dr John Long is a palaeontologist at the Western Australian Museum and is the author of a number of popular science books, including Mountains of Madness (Allen & Unwin, 2000).

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