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The dinosaur artist : obsession, betrayal, and the quest for Earth's ultimate trophy, Paige Williams

Label
The dinosaur artist : obsession, betrayal, and the quest for Earth's ultimate trophy
Title
The dinosaur artist
Title remainder
obsession, betrayal, and the quest for Earth's ultimate trophy
Statement of responsibility
Paige Williams
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams delves into the surprisingly perilous world of fossil collectors in this riveting true tale. In 2012, a New York auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering: ‘a superb Tyrannosaurus skeleton’. In fact, Lot 49135 consisted of a nearly complete T. bataar -- a close cousin to the more-famous T. rex -- that had been unearthed in Mongolia. At 2.4 metres high and 7.3 metres long, the specimen was spectacular, and the winning bid was over $1 million. Eric Prokopi, a 38-year-old Floridian, had brought this extraordinary skeleton to market. A one-time swimmer who’d spent his teenage years diving for shark teeth, Prokopi's singular obsession with fossils fuelled a thriving business, hunting for, preparing, and selling specimens to clients ranging from natural-history museums to avid private collectors like Leonardo DiCaprio. But had Prokopi gone too far this time? As the T. bataar went to auction, a network of paleontologists alerted the government of Mongolia to the eye-catching lot. An international custody battle ensued, with Prokopi watching as his own world unravelled. The Dinosaur Artist is a stunning work of narrative journalism about humans' relationship with natural history, and about a seemingly intractable conflict between science and commerce. A story that stretches from Florida's Land O' Lakes to the Gobi Desert, The Dinosaur Artist illuminates the history of fossil collecting -- a murky, sometimes risky business, populated by eccentrics and obsessives, where the lines between poacher and hunter, collector and smuggler, and enthusiast and opportunist can easily blur
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Williams, Paige
Dewey number
560.75
Index
no index present
LC call number
QE718
LC item number
.W55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prokopi, Eric
  • Fossils
  • Fossils
  • Tyrannosaurus
Label
The dinosaur artist : obsession, betrayal, and the quest for Earth's ultimate trophy, Paige Williams
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=4282434
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multicolored
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on1050437471
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9781925693485
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computer
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rdamedia.
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remote
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63713F79-1DFD-424A-B0BF-4C69FF768B82
System control number
(OCoLC)1050437471
Label
The dinosaur artist : obsession, betrayal, and the quest for Earth's ultimate trophy, Paige Williams
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=4282434
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1050437471
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925693485
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
63713F79-1DFD-424A-B0BF-4C69FF768B82
System control number
(OCoLC)1050437471

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