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Two of the first and most famous paleontologists in America were Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh. Cope was based in Philadelphia Marsh was based in New Haven, Connecticut. Both men studied dinosaurs found in the American West in the 1870s and 1880s, a time during which white settlers were encroaching upon lands occupied by the Plains Indians. After several active years of exploring for fossils in person, both Cope and Marsh found even greater success by hiring numerous crews of fossil hunters to collect bones for them.
As has been shown in almost every chapter, historically, the collection and sale of fossils by amateurs to museums or private individuals has led to the discovery of important new specimens. Famous palaeontologists such as Edward Drinker Cope, a man of independent means, would collect and study fossils, publish the science and later sell his specimens to a reputable museum. The success of this system depended on the collector learning the skills of the trade, so as to extract the fossils without damage despite the fact that the science of taphonomy (the study of how fossil deposits accumulate and of the large amount of data that can be gathered from the collecting process) was only born in the 1940s. In fact, taphonomy only took on a major role in palaeontology from the end of the 1960s.
After one year at Princeton, I was appointed to the faculty of Caltech's then very new astronomy and astrophysics department, headed by Jesse Greenstein. My wife and I drove west in the summer of 1953, stopping for a month at Ann Arbor for a second astrophysics summer school, again organized by Goldberg. This one was much more successful than the earlier one, with Walter Baade and Gamow the two main lecturers, backed up by Ed Salpeter and Kuiper for shorter series of talks. About 30 grad students, postdocs, and young faculty members were there. I was most interested in learning from Baade, but Gamow's lectures, mostly on his cosmology, were quite good. He was always humorous, but with plenty of good ideas. By that time in his life he was a fairly heavy drinker, but it never seemed to mar his thoughts nor his lectures.
Before the familiar images of Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Stego-saurus, and other iconic dinosaurs of the American West were widely known, the most familiar image of a dinosaur was that of Brontosaurus, a sauropod. It was in 1877, under the guidance of American paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope (1840-1897), that the first scientific restoration or illustration of a dinosaur skeleton on paper was produced. Cope chose as his subject the large sauropod Camarasaurus. He created a life-sized illustration of the skeleton and presented it at a scientific meeting, but it was never published. In 1883, Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-1899) produced the first widely published illustration of a dinosaur skeleton. Marsh made an appealing choice in selecting the spectacularly huge Bron--tosaurus (now Apatosaurus) as the first of his many discoveries to be drawn scientifically. The image of this long-necked behemoth became the first broadly distributed and accurate drawing of a dinosaur to gain the...
No book about dinosaurs and fossil trading would be complete without some mention of the famous American palaeontologists Cope and Marsh. Most of us remember them for their infamous bone wars, each one racing to find and describe more species of dinosaurs (or mammals, fish, reptiles, whatever they could find) than the other. Charles Othniel Marsh, Professor of Palaeontology at Yale University since 1865, had men digging in the Como Bluff area since the first discoveries there in 1877, and his team had excavated many fine skeletons which were shipped by train back to New Haven for analysis and description. His arch rival, Edward Drinker Cope, was then a man of means living in New Jersey and based at the Philadelphia Academy of Sciences. He was a prolific research scientist, publishing enormous amounts of work (in 1872 alone Cope published some 56 scientific papers). In 1868 Marsh and Cope spent a week together hunting around in the Cretaceous rocks of New Jersey. Only one year later...
In the 1870s, two American fossil hunters, Edward Drinker Cope (1840-97) and Othniel Charles Marsh (1831-99), began searching for dinosaur fossils within the rocks of the Morrison Formation. They competed to see who could find the best specimens, and who could name the most new species. Their bitter rivalry lasted for many years, and is now known as the Bone Wars. Edward drinker cope Othniel charles marsh Edward drinker cope Othniel charles marsh
During this period when the young is gradually drinking less and less milk and eating more and more grass and other plants, the bacteria necessary for the digestion of plant material in the animal's colon become established. How the young wombat obtains these micro-organisms has not been recorded. Young koalas, at weaning, eat the mother's soft faeces, which contain semi-digested material and bacteria from the mother's caecum. Hand-reared wombats, if given access to scats from an adult wombat, will readily eat them from time to time. One wombat I hand-reared ate fresh scats dropped near the house by a semi-tame adult male on six separate occasions during the four months prior to weaning. Occasionally, when she first began to eat grass in some quantity, this young wombat would turn and eat the scats that she herself had just deposited. It seems likely that, in the wild, a wombat eats its mother's scats in order to acquire its digestive bacteria.
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Alcoholism is something that can't be formed in easy terms. Alcoholism as a whole refers to the circumstance whereby there's an obsession in man to keep ingesting beverages with alcohol content which is injurious to health. The circumstance of alcoholism doesn't let the person addicted have any command over ingestion despite being cognizant of the damaging consequences ensuing from it.