Sticks 'n' stones 'n' dinosaur bones : being a whimsical take on a (pre)historical event
171017s2017 paua j 000 0 eng d
|aSticks 'n' stones 'n' dinosaur bones |bbeing a whimsical take on a (pre)historical event |cwritten by Ted Enik ; illustrated by G.F. Newland.
|aAtglen, PA |bSchiffer Publishing, Ltd.|c2017.
|a1 v. (unpaged) |bcol. ill. |c26 cm
|aThe first book in the Unhinged History series is a ripping yarn-full of adventure and deceit-that brings to life the best-known public spat in all of paleontology: the bitter rivalry between Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh. This frenzy of discovery and one-upmanship-known today as the Bone Wars-was a gold rush-like scramble to find the most and "best" dinosaur fossils, thus bringing to glory to their respective home-base universities. Lively and witty rhymes plus wonderfully demented illustrations reveal how the paleontologists' infamous rivalry began, and how-despite making genuine and lasting contributions to the field-their mutual obsession with outdoing one another spun out of control.