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American Experience

Dinosaur Wars

Streaming Video - 2011
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Dinosaur Wars, from producer Mark Davis, is the story of two talented scientists, O.C. Marsh and Edward Cope, whose once professional rivalry soured into a bitter personal feud. Together, Marsh and Cope were responsible for identifying more than 142 different species and for introducing dinosaurs into the American imagination, but their legacy would be forever marred by two decades of ruthless infighting, espionage, and sabotage.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9781608833979
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 60 min.)) : sd., col

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Watson_20
Dec 15, 2017

What an interesting and fascinating program about the dinosaur wars between Marsh and Cope! I enjoyed this program!

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green_cat_3454
Sep 15, 2017

The story of two paleontologists battling for skeletons of prehistoric creatures. Really fascinating, it was crazy what Marsh and Cope were doing just to get bones. It Was kinda Marsh's fault for starting their childish war. Oh, and Americans did not invent paleontology, though they did give it a very strong boost. There were Europeans discovering finding fossils like Megalosaurus and Iguanadon long before Marsh and Cope started.

KickyMcGee Jun 05, 2017

It turns out that Americans kind of invented paleontology... This is the story of the men who did it. The Bone Wars of the 1800s brought to light dinosaurs that we know and love (brontosaurus anyone?), but O.C. Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope left a legacy far greater than the fossils they unearthed. In one hour, yeah you'll learn some stuff, but you'll also be amazed at how truly bizarre the history of science can be! Fun, informative, and more-than-a-little bittersweet, this is well worth your time.

kevfarley Sep 19, 2012

Facinating !!. ..much more than just another dino-doc.

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green_cat_3454
Sep 15, 2017

Coarse Language: Sadly, they do repeat a comment from Marsh's lips. He took Our LORD's name in vain.

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