The Resource Big Bone Lick : the cradle of American paleontology, Stanley Hedeen ; foreword by John Mack Faragher

Big Bone Lick : the cradle of American paleontology, Stanley Hedeen ; foreword by John Mack Faragher

Label
Big Bone Lick : the cradle of American paleontology
Title
Big Bone Lick
Title remainder
the cradle of American paleontology
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Hedeen ; foreword by John Mack Faragher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Big Bone Lick: The Cradle of American Paleontology recounts the rich history of the fossil site that gave the world the first evidence of the extinction of several mammalian species, including the American mastodon. Big Bone Lick has played many roles: nutrient source, hallowed ground, salt mine, health spa, and a trove of archaeological riches and paleontological wonders. Natural historian Stanley Hedeen presents a comprehensive and accessible narrative of Big Bone Lick from its geological formation forward, explaining why the site attracted first animals, then Native peoples of the region, European explorers and scientists, and eventually American pioneers and presidents." "Big Bone Lick is a history of both a place and a scientific discipline: it explores the infancy and adolescence of paleontology from its humble and sometimes humorous beginnings. Hedeen combines elements of history, geology, politics, and biology to make Big Bone Lick an entertaining story as well as a valuable historical resource."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hedeen, Stanley
Dewey number
560.9769/363
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE705.U6
LC item number
H43 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paleontology
  • Mammoths
  • Mastodons
  • Mammals, Fossil
  • Fossils
  • Big Bone (Ky.)
Label
Big Bone Lick : the cradle of American paleontology, Stanley Hedeen ; foreword by John Mack Faragher
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0812/2007040474-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Geologic setting -- Source of salt and health -- Indian accounts of great buffalo -- Gathering the bones -- Animal incognitum -- Thomas Jefferson takes an interest -- A question of tusks -- William Goforth's stolen specimens -- William Clark's bountiful collection -- The faunal list evolves -- Other mammoth changes -- Agents of extinction
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780813124858
Lccn
2007040474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)173683736
  • 1601454
  • (OCoLC)ocn173683736
  • (Pol)1601454
Label
Big Bone Lick : the cradle of American paleontology, Stanley Hedeen ; foreword by John Mack Faragher
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0812/2007040474-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Geologic setting -- Source of salt and health -- Indian accounts of great buffalo -- Gathering the bones -- Animal incognitum -- Thomas Jefferson takes an interest -- A question of tusks -- William Goforth's stolen specimens -- William Clark's bountiful collection -- The faunal list evolves -- Other mammoth changes -- Agents of extinction
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780813124858
Lccn
2007040474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)173683736
  • 1601454
  • (OCoLC)ocn173683736
  • (Pol)1601454

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