An Agenda for Antiquity: Henry Fairfield Osborn & Vertebrate Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, 1890-1935 (History of American Science and Technology Series)

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Rainger (history, Texas Tech U.) examines how and why vertebrate paleontology, a relatively marginal field of scientific inquiry, flourished at New York's American Museum of Natural History in the early 20th century. He focuses on Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857-1935), a prominent scientist and administrator who dominated vertebrate paleontology in that era and played a pivotal role in creating a leading institution and a major program of research in that field. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Ronald Rainger is Associate Professor of History, Texas Tech University.

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