Bone Wars Othniel Charles Marsh vs. Edward Drinker Cope
List Price: $33.27
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
In the 1880s, science witnessed a major shift: Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution. People dug up the first dinosaur fossils. And the field of paleontology—the study of ancient plants and animals—emerged. Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope became enthralled with these new ideas, discoveries, and developments. Both were determined to become world-famous paleontologists. When they met in 1863, they started off as friends. But within a few years, competition drove the men apart. Each fought bitterly to discover more fossils, name more species, and publish more papers than the other. In their haste to outdo each other, they both produced some shoddy work. The resulting More...
|A Bitter Rivalry|
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