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The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush
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The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Paul D. Brinkman

Abstract

The so-called “Bone Wars” of the 1880s, which pitted Edward Drinker Cope against Othniel Charles Marsh in a frenzy of fossil collection and discovery, may have marked the introduction of dinosaurs to the American public, but the second Jurassic dinosaur rush, which took place around the turn of the twentieth century, brought the prehistoric beasts back to life. These later expeditions—which involved new competitors hailing from leading natural history museums in New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh—yielded specimens that would be reconstructed into the colossal skeletons that thrill visitors toda ... More

Keywords: Bone Wars, Edward Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh, fossil collection, fossil discovery, dinosaurs, Jurassic, museums, dinomania

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226074726
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226074733.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul D. Brinkman, author