The Dinosaur Papers

An amazing compilation of the major early historical papers and classic artwork of dinosaur paleontology.

This unique collection is a journey through one of the most exciting periods of science. Here is the history of paleontology, spanning from the discovery of the first dinosaur bone by Robert Plot (which he mistook for a bone from an extinct race of giant humans) to the discovery and classification of T. rex. What makes this collection truly unique is that translations of classic European papers have been included, some in English for the very first time. Each section of the book is accompanied by a commentary from the editors, putting all of the paper in context. The artwork is outstanding, containing all the classic dinosaur sketches from the original papers.

CONTENTS

PART I. HUMBLE BEGINNINGS (Commentary Part I)
CHAPTER 1 AN EXCERPT FROM THE NATURAL HISTORY OF OXFORDSHIRE from The Introduction and Chapter 5 “OF FORMED STONES” by Robert Plot
CHAPTER 2 EXCERPT FROM: RESEARCHES INTO THE FOSSILIZED BONES OF QUADRUPEDS: On the Fossilized Bones of Crocodiles, and Particularly on Those Found in the Vicinity of Havre and Honfleur, with Remarks on the Saurian Skeletons of Thuringia by Baron Georges Cuvier
CHAPTER 3 Notice of the Discovery of a New Fossil Animal, Forming a Link Between the ICHTHYOSAURUS and Crocodile, Together with General Remarks on the Osteology of the ICHTHYOSAURUS by H.T. De La Beche and Rev. W.D. Coneybeare
CHAPTER 4 Notice on the MEGALOSAURUS or Great Fossil Lizard of Stonesfield by Rev. William Buckland
CHAPTER 5 On the Discovey of an Almost Perfect Specimen of the PLESIOSAURUS by Rev. W. D. Coneybeare
CHAPTER 6 Notice on the IGUANODON, A Newly Discovered Fossil Reptile, From the Sandstone of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex by Gideon A. Mantell
PART II. MYSTERIOUS MESOZOIC MONSTERS (Commentary Part II)
CHAPTER 7 On the Discovery of a New Species of PTERODACTYLE in the Lias of Lime Regis by Rev. William Buckland
CHAPTER 8 Excerpt from HANDBUCH DER PETREFACKTENKUNDE: IGUANODON MANTELL, IGUANOSAURUS ANGLICUM by Friedrich Holl
CHAPTER 9 Excerpt from GEOLOGY OF THE SOUTHEAST OF ENGLAND: SAURIANS by Gideon A. Mantell
CHAPTER 10 On the Discovery of Fossil Bones of the IGUANODON, in the Iron Sand of the Wealden Formation in the Isle of Wight and the Isle of Purbeck by Rev. William Buckland
CHAPTER 11 On the Structure of the Fossil Saurians from the PALAEOLOGICA ZUR GESCHICHTE DER ERDE UND IHRER GESCHÖPFE by Hermann von Meyer
CHAPTER 12 ORNITHICHNOLOGY: Description of the Foot Marks of Birds (Ornithichnites) on New Red Sandstone in Massachusetts by Prof. Edward Hitchcock
CHAPTER 13 Communications, Sent to Professor Bronn (Mittheilungen, an Professor Bronn gerichtet) by Hermann von Meyer
PART III. DINOSAURIA AND THE ENGLISH DOMAIN (Commentary Part III)
CHAPTER 14 An Excerpt from the REPORT ON BRITISH FOSSIL REPTILES: DINOSAURIANS by Richard Owen
CHAPTER 15 On the Structure of the Jaws and Teeth of the IGUANODON by Gideon A. Mantell
CHAPTER 16 On Visual Education as Applied to Geology: Illustrated by Diagrams and Models of the Geologic Restorations at the Crystal Palace by B. Waterhouse Hawkins
CHAPTER 17 On Natural History, as Knowledge, Discipline, and Power by Thomas H. Huxley
CHAPTER 18 On Prof. Huxley’s Attempted Refutation of Cuvier’s Laws of Correlation, in the Reconstruction of Extinct Vertebrate Forms by H. Falconer
CHAPTER 19 On the Method of Palaeontology by Thomas H. Huxley
PART IV. BEYOND ENGLISH DINOSAURS: AMERICA, FRANCE, AND GERMANY (Commentary Part IV)
CHAPTER 20 Notices of Remains of Extinct Reptiles and Fishes, Discovered by Dr. F. V. Hayden in the Bad Lands of the Judith River, Nebraska Territory by Joseph Leidy
CHAPTER 21 Remarks Concerning HADROSAURUS by Mr. William Parker Foulke and Dr. Joseph Leidy
CHAPTER 22 Excerpt from: Memoir On the Tertiary Deposits of Ariège Exposed along a Transverse Section Drawn Between Fossat and Aillères, Passing by Mas –d’Azil, and Projected on the Meridian of this Site by Abbe Pouech
CHAPTER 23 Notes on the Fossils Collected by Mr. Pouech in the Tertiary Formation of the Department of Ariège by Mr. d’Archiac
CHAPTER 24 Excerpt from Tortoises and Saurians from Lithographic Limestone: V. COMPSOGNATHUS LONGPIPES Wagn. by Dr. Andreas Wagner
CHAPTER 25 On the ARCHEOPTERYX of von Meyer, with a Description of the Fossil Remains of a Long-Tailed Species, from the Lithographic Stone of Solenhofen by Professor Richard Owen
CHAPTER 26 An Excerpt from Cretaceous Reptiles of the United States: HADROSAURUS foulkii by Joseph Leidy
CHAPTER 27 On the Discovery of the Remains of a Gigantic Dinosaur in the Cretaceous of New Jersey by Professor Edward Drinker Cope
CHAPTER 28 The Fossil Reptiles of New Jersey by Professor Edward Drinker Cope
CHAPTER 29 On a New Large ENALIOSAUR by Professor Edward Drinker Cope
CHAPTER 30 An Excerpt from Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia, Reptilia and Aves of North America: ELASMOSAURUS Cope by Professor Edward Drinker Cope
CHAPTER 31 Note on the Fossilized Reptiles from the Cretaceous Fluvio-Lacustrine Deposits of the Fuveau Lignite Basin by Mr. Phillipe Matheron
PART V. DINOSAURIA AND THE TRIUMPH OF IGUANODON (Commentary Part V)
CHAPTER 32 On the Animals Which Are Most Nearly Intermediate Between Birds and Reptiles by Professor Huxley
CHAPTER 33 On the Structure of Calcareous Eggshells and the Characteristics That Can Be Deduced From Them by M. P. Gervais
CHAPTER 34 On Some Differences Between the London and Berlin Specimens to ARCHAEOPTERYX by Professor H.G. Seeley
CHAPTER 35 First Note on the Dinosaurs of Bernissart by Mr. L. Dollo
CHAPTER 36 Second Note on the Dinosaurs of Bernissart by Mr. L. Dollo
CHAPTER 37 Third Note on the Dinosaurs of Bernissart by Mr. L. Dollo
CHAPTER 38 Fourth Note on the Dinosaurs of Bernissart by Mr. L. Dollo
CHAPTER 39 Fifth Note on the Dinosaurs of Bernissart by Mr. L. Dollo
CHAPTER 40 On the Classification of the Fossil Animals Commonly Named Dinosauria by H. G. Seeley
PART VI. CONQUEST OF THE WESTERN INTERIOR (Commentary Part VI)
CHAPTER 41 Principal Characters of American Jurassic Dinosaurs Part VI: Restoration of BRONTOSAURUS by Professor O. C. Marsh
CHAPTER 42 The Classification and Affinities of Dinosaurian Reptiles by O. C. Marsh
CHAPTER 43 Restoration of TRICERATOPS by O. C. Marsh
CHAPTER 44 Restoration of STEGOSAURUS by O. C. Marsh
CHAPTER 45 Models of Extinct Vertebrates by Professor Henry F. Osborn
CHAPTER 46 TYRANNOSAURUS and Other Cretaceous Carnivorous Dinosaurs by Henry Fairfield Osborn
CHAPTER 47 TYRANNOSAURUS, Upper Cretaceous Carnivorous Dinosaurs (Second Communication) by Henry Fairfield Osborn

FOOTNOTES

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