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The First Fossil Hunters Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman Times

Adrienne Mayor 1946- author.

Paperback reissue / with a new introduction by the author.. 2011

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  • Title:
    The First Fossil Hunters Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and Myth in Greek and Roman Times
  • Author: Adrienne Mayor 1946- author.
  • Description: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction to the 2011 Edition; Acknowledgments; Geological Time Scale; Introduction; Historical Time Line; CHAPTER 1. The Gold-Guarding Griffin: A Paleontological Legend; CHAPTER 2. Earthquakes and Elephants: Prehistoric Remains in Mediterranean Lands; CHAPTER 3. Ancient Discoveries of Giant Bones; CHAPTER 4. Artistic and Archaeological Evidence for Fossil Discoveries; CHAPTER 5. Mythology, Natural Philosophy, and Fossils; CHAPTER 6. Centaur Bones: Paleontological Fictions; APPENDIX 1. Large Vertebrate Fossil Species in the Ancient World
    APPENDIX 2. Ancient TestimoniaNotes; Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Z
    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 us from the ancient Greeks and Romans. But what if these beings were more than merely fictions? What if monstrous creatures once roamed the earth in the very places where their legends first arose? 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 mon
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (392 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-22741-X;ISBN 9786613227416;ISBN 1-4008-3844-4
  • Subjects: Science, Ancient; Paleontology -- Rome -- History; Paleontology -- Greece -- History; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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