Patrons Of Paleontology: How Government Support Shaped A Science (Life Of The Past)

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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 th...

Series: Life of the Past
Hardcover: 328 pages
Publisher: Indiana University Press (August 21, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780253025715
ISBN-13: 978-0253025715
ASIN: 0253025710
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.9 x 10 inches
Amazon Rank: 1392622
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s 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.