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Boneheads : My Search for T. Rex

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ISBN13:

9781571782533

ISBN10:
1571782532
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/3/2011
Publisher(s):
Council Oak Books

Summary

From the author of I Bought Andy Warhol comes this fascinating glimpse into the wild world of fossil collecting. Polsky's seriously funny new book leads us into the South Dakota badlands where he discovers a lost tribe the Boneheads and becomes one of them. This oddball group of dinosaur huntrs is intent on bagging the Holy Grail of the professiona Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton.

Table of Contents

The Allure of Rexp. 1
Introductionp. 3
The Fossil Trail: From Manhattan to Tucsonp. 5
All Hail the Fossil Kingp. 13
The Legacy of Suep. 22
Meeting Maurice Williamsp. 31
Beginnings of Fossil Feverp. 39
A Short History of Paleo-Charactersp. 42
Drinking Vintage T. Rex Redp. 50
Museum Dazep. 58
Hill City, South Dakotap. 64
The Curse of T. rexp. 69
The Teepee Circles at Paleo Parkp. 79
A Town called Faithp. 87
The Dinosaur that Ate New Yorkp. 93
The Dinosaurs Are Waitingp. 100
Pay Dirtp. 107
So Much for Immortalityp. 116
The Fossil King Returnsp. 119
Roaming in Buffalo, South Dakotap. 121
The Bonehead Brothersp. 129
Stan Does it Againp. 138
Fool's Goldp. 147
Trouble with Identificationp. 156
The Luck of Buckyp. 164
Dino Eggs, Over Easyp. 174
Waiting on the Kingp. 181
Burial Stonesp. 189
Auction Feverp. 195
Deliverancep. 205
Little Richardp. 213
Epiloguep. 222
Acknowledgementsp. 227
Sourcesp. 229
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