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The first fossil hunters : paleontology in Greek and Roman times / Adrienne Mayor.

  • Mayor, Adrienne, 1946-
Date
[2000], ©2000
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Publication/Creation

Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2000], ©2000.

Physical description

xx, 361 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

Contents

The gold-guarding griffin: a paleontological legend .-- Earthquakes and elephants: prehistoric remains in Mediterranean lands .-- Ancient discoveries of giant bones .-- Artistic and archaeological evidence for fossil discoveries .-- Mythology, natural philosophy, and fossils .-- Centaur bones: paleontological fictions.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-349) and index.

Languages

  • English


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  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
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ISBN

  • 0691058636