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Show me the bone : reconstructing prehistoric monsters in nineteenth-century Britain and America / Gowan Dawson.

Author/creator Dawson, Gowan author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Description476 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Introduction: Cuvier's law of correlation -- Part I. Arrival, 1795-1839 : translations and appropriations. Correlation crosses the Channel ; Fragments of design -- Part II. Triumph, 1839-54 : bones, serials, and models. Discovering the dinornis ; Paleontology in parts ; Correlation at the Crystal Palace -- Part III. Overthrow, 1854-62 : scientific naturalists, popularizers, and cannibals. Correlation under siege ; The problems of popularization ; Unfortunate allies -- Part IV. Afterlife, 1862-1917 : missing links and hidden clues. Evolutionary modifications ; Prophecies of the past -- Epilogue: Ghosts of correlation.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formBiography.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2015025656
ISBN9780226332734 (cloth : alkaline paper)
ISBN022633273X (cloth : alkaline paper)

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