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"Brilliant. A must-read for anyone interested in dinosaurs, natural history, or discovery." -- Patch "Fascinating. An excellent new science biography that will be popular with readers who already have an interest in paleontology or those who would like to develop one." -- Library Journal "Readers learn of the great hardships of late-nineteenth-century paleontology and where to see Hatcher's mounted dinosaurs today." -- Booklist "Gives paleontology enthusiasts a sense of the challenges involved in 19th-century fossil hunting." -- Publishers Weekly "From a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, an exhaustive biography of an adventurous bone hunter, a leading figure in the heroic age of American paleontology. There is no lack of fascinating anecdotes. Will interest paleontology buffs." -- Kirkus Reviews "Palaeontologist Lowell Dingus exhaustively tracks Hatcher's short but storied life, from early work for luminaries such as Othniel Charles Marsh to the astounding digs in fossil hotspots from Kansas to Patagonia that studded Hatcher's starry scientific trajectory." -- Nature
Lowell Dingus, Ph.D., is a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York as well as at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. He has directed numerous significant fossil exhibits and has led various paleontological expeditions around the world, including the Patagonian excavation that uncovered the first fossilized skin from an embryonic dinosaur. He has coauthored several books, including Walking on Eggs and The Mistaken Extinction. Lowell lives in New York City.