Certainly paleontologists have found samples of an extremely small fraction, only, of the earth’s extinct species, and even for groups that are most readily preserved and found as fossils they can never expect to find more than a fraction… George Gaylord Simpson


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Maya, the riddle and rediscovery of a lost civilization  Charles Gallenkamp  New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1985  Hardcover. 3rd rev. ed. Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Albuquerque Museum opening April 1985. x, 235 p., [66] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Bibliography: p. 209-218. Includes index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

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Dragon hunter : Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic expeditions  Charles Gallenkamp ; foreword by Michael J. Novacek ; with the cooperation of the American Museum of Natual History  New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2001  0670890936 Central Asiatic Expeditions (1921-1930),  Naturalists, United States, Biography, Andrews, Roy Chapman, 1884-1960 Hardcover. First edition and printing. xxiv, 344 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Maps on lining paper. Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-327) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

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This combination biography and adventure story traces the life of the explorer Roy Chapman Andrews, whose five expeditions to the Gobi Desert in the 1920s and 1930s were the most ambitious scientific venture ever launched from the US. Using automobiles supported by camel caravans, the expeditions uncovered dinosaur eggs, the first skeleton of , and other archaeological treasures, in spite of sandstorms, bandits, and civil war. Gallenkamp, an archaeologist, also traces the religious controversy over evolution and the anti-imperialist conflicts involving China, Mongolia, and the US that were sparked by Andrews’ expeditions.

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