The Gilded Dinosaur

Author: Mark Jaffe
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: PSU:000049207026
Release Date: 2001-03-01
Genre: Social Science

Provides a colorful history of the scientific race that pitted two rival scientists against each other in the nineteenth century in the race to uncover evidence that dinosaurs roamed the earth. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Die Kunst der Benennung

Author: Michael Ohl
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783957571342
Release Date: 2015-05-09
Genre: Science

1942, mitten im Zweiten Weltkrieg, führt Hitler einen ganz persönlichen Kampf: den Kampf für die Spitzmaus. Biologen, die sich erdreistet hatten, dem irrtümlich als »Maus« bezeichneten Tier einen anderen Namen zu verpassen, drohte er mit einem Arbeitseinsatz an der Ostfront. Um die richtigen Namen für die Natur wird - wenn auch weniger dramatisch - seit jeher gerungen. Entgegen der ausgefeilten Systematik der Tierkategorisierung unterliegt die Namensgebung selbst der Freiheit des Entdeckers und gestaltet sich entsprechend kunstvoll wie kontrovers. Doch wie passt das mit dem Exaktheitsanspruch der Naturwissenschaft zusammen? In einer unterhaltsamen Expedition durch die Geschichte der Naturkunde, durch Museen und Wildnis, eröffnet uns Michael Ohl eine eigentümliche, faszinierende Sprachwelt, die sich von volkstümlichen Bezeichnungen über die Systematisierung bei Linné bis hin zur Genetik stetig weiterentwickelt hat. Er erzählt die Geschichte von waghalsigen Abenteurern und sammelwütigen Sonderlingen und erkärt, warum der Maulwurf sein Maul bei sich behält und das Murmeltier pfeift und nicht murmelt. Mit diesem Verständnis des sinnlichen Wechselspiels von Kultur und Natur können wir begreifen, warum die »Diva unter den Pferdebremsen« mit goldenem Hinterteil den Namen von Beyoncé trägt, und was es mit der merkwürdigen Art »Homo sapiens« auf sich hat.

The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush

Author: Paul D. Brinkman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226074733
Release Date: 2010-09-15
Genre: Science

The so-called “Bone Wars” of the 1880s, which pitted Edward Drinker Cope against Othniel Charles Marsh in a frenzy of fossil collection and discovery, may have marked the introduction of dinosaurs to the American public, but the second Jurassic dinosaur rush, which took place around the turn of the twentieth century, brought the prehistoric beasts back to life. These later expeditions—which involved new competitors hailing from leading natural history museums in New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh—yielded specimens that would be reconstructed into the colossal skeletons that thrill visitors today in museum halls across the country. Reconsidering the fossil speculation, the museum displays, and the media frenzy that ushered dinosaurs into the American public consciousness, Paul Brinkman takes us back to the birth of dinomania, the modern obsession with all things Jurassic. Featuring engaging and colorful personalities and motivations both altruistic and ignoble, The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush shows that these later expeditions were just as foundational—if not more so—to the establishment of paleontology and the budding collections of museums than the more famous Cope and Marsh treks. With adventure, intrigue, and rivalry, this is science at its most swashbuckling.

Dinosaur Memories

Author: Allen Debus
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469721945
Release Date: 2002-06-07
Genre: Science

Dinosaur memories are hard to forget! Most who revel in the current renaissance in dinosaur science, art, fiction and movies, or who enjoy the other appealing prehistoric animals so well popularized by the media have fond recollections of what it was like “growing up dinosaur.” Together with wife Diane and his father Allen G. Debus, Allen A. Debus unveils treasured dinosaur memories and stories about prehistoric animals and paleo-people, spanning from the cold-blooded dinosaur ‘era,’ to the modern wave dinosaur renaissance. Beginning with fondly recalled roadtrips to prehistoric places where T. rex still reigns, Dinosaur Memories ventures into the realm of thunder beasts and explores the rich ‘pop-cultural’ appeal of prehistoric animals. If you’ve ever collected dinosaurs, enjoyed fossil hunting or visits to see the old bones in museums, Dinosaur Memories is a book you’ll still recall years from now! Thirty-five chapters are grouped into seven sections titled, “Roads Into Prehistory,” “Thunder Beasts,” “Dinosaur Worlds,” “Fantasy Dinosaurs,” “Fossil Trickery,” “Paleo-people,” and “Rustlin’ up Dinos.”

Science and Empire in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Catherine Delmas
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443825962
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: History

The issue at stake in this volume is the role of science as a way to fulfil a quest for knowledge, a tool in the exploration of foreign lands, a central paradigm in the discourse on and representations of Otherness. The interweaving of scientific and ideological discourses is not limited to the geopolitical frame of the British empire in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries but extends to the rise of the American empire as well. The fields of research tackled are human and social sciences (anthropology, ethnography, cartography, phrenology), which thrived during the period of imperial expansion, racial theories couched in pseudo-scientific discourse, natural sciences, as they are presented in specialised or popularised works, in the press, in travel narratives—at the crossroads of science and literature—in essays, but also in literary texts. Contributors examine such issues as the plurality of scientific discourses, their historicity, the alienating dangers of reduction, fragmentation and reification of the Other, the interaction between scientific discourse and literary discourse, the way certain texts use scientific discourse to serve their imperialist views or, conversely, deconstruct and question them. Such approaches allow for the analysis of the link between knowledge and power as well as of the paradox of a scientific discourse which claims to seek the truth while at the same time both masking and revealing the political and economic stakes of Anglo-saxon imperialism. The analysis of various types of discourse and/or representation highlights the tension between science and ideology, between scientific “objectivity” and propaganda, and stresses the limits of an imperialist epistemology which has sometimes been questioned in more ambiguous or subversive texts.

Dinosaurs by the Decades A Chronology of the Dinosaur in Science and Popular Culture

Author: Randy Moore
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313393655
Release Date: 2014-07-23
Genre: Science

Providing an appealing chronology of "all things dinosaur," this book covers these ancient creatures' roles and surprising importance in science, religion, and society at large. • Depicts the history, breadth, depth, and diversity of how humans have learned about, argued over, and made use of dinosaurs—a resource appropriate for public, school, or academic libraries • Examines the events of the earliest discoveries of fossilized remains of dinosaurs and how those discoveries often became interwoven with religious ideas • Includes photographs, a glossary, an appendix of geological time, and a detailed, cross-referenced index to assist researchers and general readers

Patrons of Paleontology

Author: Jane P. Davidson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253033567
Release Date: 2017-08-21
Genre: History

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, North American and European governments generously funded the discoveries of such famous paleontologists and geologists as Henry de la Beche, William Buckland, Richard Owen, Thomas Hawkins, Edward Drinker Cope, O. C. Marsh, and Charles W. Gilmore. In Patrons of Paleontology, Jane Davidson explores the motivation behind this rush to fund exploration, arguing that eagerness to discover strategic resources like coal deposits was further fueled by patrons who had a genuine passion for paleontology and the fascinating creatures that were being unearthed. These early decades of government support shaped the way the discipline grew, creating practices and enabling discoveries that continue to affect paleontology today.

History of Geoscience

Author: W. Mayer
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781786202697
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Genre: Science

The study of the Earth’s origin, its composition, the processes that changed and shaped it over time and the fossils preserved in rocks, have occupied enquiring minds from ancient times. The contributions in this volume trace the history of ideas and the research of scholars in a wide range of geological disciplines that have paved the way to our present-day understanding and knowledge of the physical nature of our planet and the diversity of life that inhabited it. To mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the International Commission on the History of Geology (INHIGEO), the book features contributions that give insights into its establishment and progress. In other sections authors reflect on the value of studying the history of the geosciences and provide accounts of early investigations in fields as diverse as tectonics, volcanology, geomorphology, vertebrate palaeontology and petroleum geology. Other papers discuss the establishment of geological surveys, the contribution of women to geology and biographical sketches of noted scholars in various fields of geoscience.

Redefreiheit

Author: Timothy Garton Ash
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446254251
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Political Science

Noch nie konnten so viele Menschen wie heute ihre Meinung auf der ganzen Welt verbreiten. Internet und Globalisierung haben eine neue Epoche der Redefreiheit möglich gemacht, gleichzeitig provozieren sie neue kulturelle und religiöse Konflikte. Müssen wir rassistische Kommentare auf Facebook hinnehmen? Darf Satire den Propheten Mohammed verhöhnen? 2011 hat Timothy Garton Ash eine Debatte angestoßen, seitdem diskutieren Teilnehmer aus der ganzen Welt die Frage, wie wir in Zukunft vernünftig unsere Standpunkte austauschen, wie wir das Recht auf Redefreiheit genauso wie die Würde Andersdenkender sichern können. Es ist der Stoff für sein neues Buch: Ein Standardwerk zur Redefreiheit im 21. Jahrhundert.

Der Canyon

Author: Douglas Preston
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 9783426555521
Release Date: 2010-04-22
Genre: Fiction

Es sollte nichts weiter werden als ein abendlicher Ausritt. Doch dann zerreißen Schüsse die Stille des Canyons. Wenig später findet Tom Broadbent einen tödlich verwundeten Archäologen. Mit letzter Kraft vertraut ihm dieser ein Buch an, das mit verschlüsselten Informationen gefüllt ist. Was bedeuten sie – und wer wäre bereit, dafür über Leichen zu gehen? Tom beginnt zu recherchieren – und ahnt nicht, dass er sich damit in tödliche Gefahr bringt. Denn der Canyon hütet seit Jahrhunderten ein erschütterndes Geheimnis ... Vom Autor des Bestsellers »Der Codex«! Der Canyon von Douglas Preston: Spannung pur im eBook!

Microsoft Outlook 2013 Das Handbuch

Author: Thomas Joos
Publisher: Microsoft Press Deutschland
ISBN: 9783848301805
Release Date: 2013-02-06
Genre: Computers

FĂźr viele Menschen ist Outlook zu einer wichtigen Schaltzentrale ihres Lebens geworden - sowohl im Arbeitsalltag als auch im privaten Umfeld. Durch einen geschickten Umgang mit E-Mails, Terminen, Kontakten und Aufgaben gewinnen Sie Zeit und reduzieren Stress. Outlook 2013 bietet dazu viele hilfreiche Werkzeuge. Lernen Sie die neuen Funktionen kennen, wie z.B. die Einbindung sozialer Netzwerke, die vereinfachte Verwaltung von Kontakten und Kalendern oder die verbesserte Anbindung an Windows Phone. Werden Sie mit diesem Handbuch zum Outlook-Profi! Umfangreiches und praxisorientiertes Softwarewissen in seiner besten Form: Microsoft Outlook 2013 - Das Handbuch.