The 'New York Times' science editor John Noble Wilford has called it "the most celebrated fossil-hunting expedition of the twentieth century."
Led by world-renowned explorer Roy Chapman Andrews, the Central Asiatic Expedition uncovered unimagined scientific wonders: the Flaming Cliffs, dinosaur eggs, the first skeleton of Velociraptor (the terrifying killer of 'Jurassic Park' fame), and a fossil treasure trove of other dinosaurs and extinct mammals.
In 'Dragon Hunter', Charles Gallenkamp vividly recounts these extraordinary adventures while telling Andrew's incredible life story - from his beginnings as a floor sweeper at the American Museum of Natural History to his international fame as one of the century's most acclaimed explorers.
Filled with astonishing tales of Andrews and his team's braving the elements and political intrigue, 'Dragon Hunter' is a thrilling page-turner that takes readers along on one of the most important scientific adventures in history.
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 08 / 2002
- 129 x 198mm