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The Resource Dragon Teeth

Dragon Teeth

Label
Dragon Teeth
Title
Dragon Teeth
Statement of responsibility
Michael Crichton
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Language
eng
Summary
Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel—a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William's newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West's most notorious characters.A page-turner that draws on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic
Summary
A tale set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting follows the exploits of two ambitious paleontologists who sabotage each others' careers in a rivalry that came to be known as the Bone Wars
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10560325
Cataloging source
BT
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1942-2008
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Crichton, Michael
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Dragon Teeth
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:179da26e-7474-47d9-913f-269e4046c3e4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062473370
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dragon Teeth
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:179da26e-7474-47d9-913f-269e4046c3e4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062473370
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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