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The Resource Patrons of paleontology : how government support shaped a science, Jane P. Davidson

Patrons of paleontology : how government support shaped a science, Jane P. Davidson

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Patrons of paleontology : how government support shaped a science
Title
Patrons of paleontology
Title remainder
how government support shaped a science
Statement of responsibility
Jane P. Davidson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davidson, Jane P
Dewey number
560.72/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE705.A1
LC item number
D38 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Life of the past
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • NATURE
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • United States
Label
Patrons of paleontology : how government support shaped a science, Jane P. Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the cost of doing business -- The beginnings of government support for paleontology -- Eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century paleontologists and patrons -- Developments in government support for paleontology in the United States between 1830 to about 1880 -- Paleontology in mid nineteenth-century surveys outside the United States -- Government support for paleontology in the late nineteenth century and the turn of the twentieth century : 1880 to about 1940 -- Conclusion : the chain of paleontology -- Appendix : glossary of prominent patrons and paleontologists
Control code
1003952374
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253033567
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zzjx58
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1003952374
Label
Patrons of paleontology : how government support shaped a science, Jane P. Davidson
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the cost of doing business -- The beginnings of government support for paleontology -- Eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century paleontologists and patrons -- Developments in government support for paleontology in the United States between 1830 to about 1880 -- Paleontology in mid nineteenth-century surveys outside the United States -- Government support for paleontology in the late nineteenth century and the turn of the twentieth century : 1880 to about 1940 -- Conclusion : the chain of paleontology -- Appendix : glossary of prominent patrons and paleontologists
Control code
1003952374
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253033567
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zzjx58
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1003952374

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