Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897) discovered over 1,000 species of extinct vertebrates in the USA

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Edward D. Cope



Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897) was an American paleontologist who discovered over a thousand species of extinct vertebrates. He conducted his exploration and research primarily in Texas and Wyoming.

Cope also published numerous books and papers, including studies of the evolutionary history of the horse.

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The Dinosaur Bone Battle Between O.C. Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope (Dinosaurs and Their Discoverers)
By Brooke Hartzog

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Tells the story of two nineteenth-century paleontologists who used questionable tactics as they tried to outdo each other in collecting dinosaur bones.
Battle of the Dinosaur Bones: Othniel Charles Marsh vs Edward Drinker Cope (Scientific Rivalries and Scandals)
By Rebecca L. Johnson

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In the 1880s, science witnessed a major shift: Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution. People dug up the first dinosaur fossils. And the field of paleontology―the study of ancient plants and animals―emerged.

Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope became enthralled with these new ideas, discoveries, and developments. Both were determined to become world-famous paleontologists. When they met in 1863, they started off as friends. But within a few years, competition drove the men apart. Each fought bitterly to discover more fossils, name more species, and publish more papers than the other. In their haste to outdo each other, they both produced some shoddy work. The resulting confusion took many years to discover and correct, and their toxic relationship crippled the field of paleontology for decades afterward.

However, the competition also produced a wealth of fossils. These laid a firm foundation for the field of paleontology and supported Darwin's theory of evolution. Marsh's and Cope's discoveries generated keen public interest in prehistoric life and rich data for future generations of paleontologists. This book explores the great rivalry between Marsh and Cope, showing how it brought out the best and the worst in them―while bringing humankind a brand-new view of life on Earth.

Wyoming's Dinosaur Discoveries (Images of America)
By The Big Horn Basin Foundation

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Wyoming is home to some of the world's most famous dinosaurs. As early as 1872, dinosaurs were excavated, placed on railcars, and shipped east. For the past 140 years, paleontologists have scoured Wyoming to excavate tens of thousands of dinosaur bones, now displayed internationally. It was not until 1961 that a dinosaur from Wyoming was mounted and placed on display at the University of Wyoming's Geological Museum in Laramie.
North American Dinosaurs Triceratops
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A massive pair of animal horns is found near the Rocky Mountains. Is it a bison―or a Triceratops? Welcome to the exciting world of paleontology! This book is about the discovery of the Triceratops dinosaur, including information about the dinosaur's appearance, movement, and diet before it became extinct.

This series introduces readers to the study of dinosaurs. Each book covers what scientists know and what they are still working to learn about these prehistoric beasts. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and an extension activity.

The dinosaur hunters: Othniel C. Marsh and Edward D. Cope
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Vintage retired library hardcover has a lovely decorative dustjacket nicely protected in mylar. Has all the usual library markings, clean book and built to stay that way./jl
The Bone Hunters: The Heroic Age of Paleontology in the American West
By Url Lanham

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"Highly recommended to all scientists and non-scientists interested in paleontology and the West." — Science Books

A century after the founding of the Republic, the United States was a leader in the science of vertebrate paleontology — the study of the fossils of backboned animals. In this lucid, nontechnical study, a noted popularizer of science and former curator at the Museum of the University of Colorado first reviews the geology of the western United States and provides an overview of American paleontology since the days of Thomas Jefferson.
Dr. Lanham next focuses on the paleontologists themselves and the astounding fossil discoveries that revolutionized our understanding of vertebrate evolution. You'll learn how nineteenth-century paleontologists struggled against hostile Indians, scorching summers and frigid winters, loneliness, isolation, lack of funds and other hardships as they excavated tons of fossil bones from beds and quarries in South Dakota, Kansas, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and other areas. While many eminent scientists are profiled, including Samuel Williston, John Bell Hatcher, Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, and Joseph Leidy, much of the book is devoted to the explorations and achievements of Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope. These two brilliant paleontologists, whose discoveries revolutionized the discipline, eventually became bitter rivals and the central figures in one of the most notorious scientific feuds of the century.
These and many other aspects of 19th-century paleontology are covered in this fascinating and readable book. Easily accessible to the layman, The Bone Hunters will appeal to any reader interested in the behind-the-scenes drama and inspired scientific fieldwork that resulted in an explosion of knowledge about the nature and evolution of the prehistoric animals that once roamed the American West.

Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards: Edward Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh, and the Guilded Age of Paleontology
By Jim Ottaviani

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The Wild West provided the setting for some famous battles, but the gunfight at O.K. Corral doesn't hold a candle to the Bone Wars. Following the Civil War, the (Re-)United States turned its attention to the unexplored territories between the Mississippi and the Pacific. The railroads led the way, and to build them we blasted through mountains and leveled valleys and exposed rock that hadn't seen the light of day for millions of years.This is the story of Edwin Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, two scientists who found and fought for those bones, and the artist Charles R. Knight who almost single-handedly brought dinosaurs back to life for an awestruck public. Guest starring Chief Red Cloud and hundreds of his Indian Braves, the gun-totin' and gamblin' Professor John Bell Hatcher, colossal and stupefying Dinosauria of the New World, and featuring special appearances by The Cardiff Giant, P.T. Barnum, Buffalo Bill Cody, Ulysses S. Grant, Alexander Graham Bell, and a plentiful supporting cast of Rogues and Gallants from the Eastern Scientific Establishment and The Old West, the colorful supporting cast makes for a rich blend of history, adventure, science, and art.
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In DK Adventures: Dinosaur Hunters, our time travelers find themselves caught up in the rivalry between dinosaur bone hunters Othniel Marsh and Edward Cope. They have to use critical thinking and historical knowledge to decide whether to interfere with scientific discovery or leave well enough alone. DK Adventures: Dinosaur Hunters is Wild West adventure of cowboys and Indians, steam trains — and dinosaurs!

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