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Patrons of Paleontology : How Government Support Shaped a Science - by Jane P. Davidson (Hardcover)

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In the 19th and early 20th centuries, North American and European governments generously funded the discoveries of such famous paleontologists and geologists as Henry de la Beche, William Buckland, Richard Owen, Thomas Hawkins, Edward Drinker Cope, O. C. Marsh, and Charles W. Gilmore. In Patrons of Paleontology, Jane Davidson explores the motivation behind this rush to fund exploration, arguing that eagerness to discover strategic resources like coal deposits was further fueled by patrons who had a genuine passion for paleontology and the fascinating creatures that were being unearthed. These early decades of government support shaped the way the discipline grew, creating practices and enabling discoveries that continue to affect paleontology today.

Number of Pages: 232
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Paleontology, Finance, History
Series Title: Life of the Past
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Author: Jane P. Davidson
Language: English
Street Date: August 21, 2017
TCIN: 52219252
UPC: 9780253025715
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-6016
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