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Barnum Brown

The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus Rex

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From his stunning discovery of Tyrannosaurus rex one hundred years ago to the dozens of other important new dinosaur species he found, Barnum Brown led a remarkable life (1873-1963), spending most of it searching for fossils - and sometimes oil - in every corner of the globe. One of the most famous scientists in the world during the middle of the twentieth century, Brown - who lived fast, dressed to the nines, gambled, drank, smoked, and was known as a ladies' man - became as legendary as the dinosaurs he uncovered. Barnum Brown brushes off the loose sediment to reveal the man behind the legend. Drawing on Brown's field correspondence and unpublished notes, and on the writings of his daughter and his two wives, it discloses for the first time details about his life and travels - from his youth on the western frontier to his spying for the U.S. government under cover of his expeditions. This absorbing biography also takes full measure of Brown's extensive scientific accomplishments, making it the definitive account of the life and times of a singular man and a superlative fossil hunter.

Barnum Brown

From his stunning discovery of Tyrannosaurus rex one hundred years ago to the dozens of other important new dinosaur species he found, Barnum Brown led a remarkable life (1873-1963), spending most of it searching for fossils - and sometimes oil - in every corner of the globe. One of the most famous scientists in the world during the middle of the twentieth century, Brown - who lived fast, dressed to the nines, gambled, drank, smoked, and was known as a ladies' man - became as legendary as the dinosaurs he uncovered. Barnum Brown brushes off the loose sediment to reveal the man behind the legend. Drawing on Brown's field correspondence and unpublished notes, and on the writings of his daughter and his two wives, it discloses for the first time details about his life and travels - from his youth on the western frontier to his spying for the U.S. government under cover of his expeditions. This absorbing biography also takes full measure of Brown's extensive scientific accomplishments, making it the definitive account of the life and times of a singular man and a superlative fossil hunter.

Contents List of Illustrations Prologue: The Mindset of Barnum Brown 1. Child of the Frontier (1873 1889) 2. Student ... of Sorts (1889 1896) 3. Apprentice Extraordinaire (1896 1898) 4. To Land's End: Patagonia (1898 1900) 5. To the Depths of Hell Creek (1900 1903) 6. Love (1903 1906) 7. Loss (1906 1910) 8. The Canadian Dinosaur Bone Rush (1910 1916) 9. Cuba, Abyssinia, and Other Intrigues (1916 1921) 10. Jewels from the Orient: Raj India (1921 1923) 11. Perils and Pearls Up the Irrawaddy: Burma (1923) 12. Samos: Isle of Intrigue (1923 1925) 13. Ancient Americans Hunting Bison? Birds as Dinosaurs? (1925 1931) 14. Digging and Flying for Dinosaurs: Howe Quarry and the Aerial Survey of Western Fossil Beds (1931 1935) 15. Toward the Golden Years: The Mystery Track-Maker and the Glen Rose Trackway (1935 1942) 16. Brown as a Spy, Movie Consultant, and Showman at the World's Fair (1942 1963) Epilogue Appendix 1. List of Major Specimens Collected by Barnum Brown on Display in the AMNH Fossil Halls Appendix 2. Memoirs of Barnum Brown: Discovery, Excavation and Preparation of the Type Specimen Tyrannosaurus rex Appendix 3. Summary of Fossil Collections by Barnum Brown and His AMNH Crews Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Index

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