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Author Mayor, Adrienne, 1946-

Title The first fossil hunters [electronic resource] : dinosaurs, mammoths, and myth in Greek and Roman times / Adrienne Mayor ; with a new introduction by the author.

Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xxx, 361 p.) : ill., maps.
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Notes Originally published with subtitle: Paleontology in Greek and Roman times, c2000. With new introd.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-349) and index.
Contents The gold-guarding griffin : a paleontological legend -- Earthquakes and elephants : prehistoric remains in Mediterranean lands -- Ancient discoveries of giant bones -- Artistic and archaeological evidence for fossil discoveries -- Mythology, natural philosophy, and fossils -- Centaur bones : paleontological fictions -- Appendix 1. Large vertebrate fossil species in the ancient world -- Appendix 2. Ancient testimonia.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Paleontology -- Greece -- History.
Paleontology -- Rome -- History.
Science, Ancient.
Vertebrates, Fossil -- Mediterranean Region.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781400838448 (electronic bk.)
1400838444 (electronic bk.)