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The Resource Patrons of paleontology : how government support shaped a science, Jane P. Davidson

Patrons of paleontology : how government support shaped a science, Jane P. Davidson

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Patrons of paleontology : how government support shaped a science
Title
Patrons of paleontology
Title remainder
how government support shaped a science
Statement of responsibility
Jane P. Davidson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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" --
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From Amazon
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PUL
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Davidson, Jane P
Dewey number
560.72/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Life of the past
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  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
Label
Patrons of paleontology : how government support shaped a science, Jane P. Davidson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The beginnings of government support for paleontology -- Eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century paleontologists and patrons -- Developments in government support for paleontology in the United States between 1830 and about 1880 -- Paleontology in mid-nineteenth-century surveys outside the United States -- Government support for paleontology in the late nineteenth century and the turn of the twentieth century : 1880 to about 1940 -- Conclusion : the chain of paleontology -- Appendix : glossary of prominent patrons and paleontologists
Control code
ocn968773212
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780253025715
Lccn
2017001785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)968773212
Label
Patrons of paleontology : how government support shaped a science, Jane P. Davidson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The beginnings of government support for paleontology -- Eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century paleontologists and patrons -- Developments in government support for paleontology in the United States between 1830 and about 1880 -- Paleontology in mid-nineteenth-century surveys outside the United States -- Government support for paleontology in the late nineteenth century and the turn of the twentieth century : 1880 to about 1940 -- Conclusion : the chain of paleontology -- Appendix : glossary of prominent patrons and paleontologists
Control code
ocn968773212
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxi, 232 pages
Isbn
9780253025715
Lccn
2017001785
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)968773212

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