One Of The Five Best Book’s On Dinosaurs Comes From The Pen Of Casper’s Tom Rea
Every day an eminent writer, thinker, commentator, politician, academic chooses five books on their specialist subject. Paleontologist and dinosaur specialist Paul Barrett picked his best books on dinosaurs. One of his top five is Bone Wars by Casper’s Tom Rea.
The Bone Wars of Wyoming: How a fossil unearthed north of Medicine Bow, Wyoming in 1899 went on to achieve world fame and helped give birth to the public fascination with dinosaurs. The story focuses on the roles of five men: Wyoming fossil hunter Bill Reed; paleontologists Jacob Wortman–in charge of the expedition that discovered the dinosaur–and John Bell Hatcher; William Holland, imperious director of the recently founded Carnegie Museum; and the steel tycoon Andrew Carnegie, smitten with the colossal animals as he neared the end of his manufacturing career.