The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth'S Ultimate Trophy [Audiobook] download free by Paige Williams

The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth'S Ultimate Trophy Audiobook download free by Paige Williams
  • Listen audiobook: The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth'S Ultimate Trophy
  • Author: Paige Williams
  • Release date: 2018/12/28
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Natural History
  • ISBN: 9781911617907
  • Rating: 9.81 of 10
  • Votes: 257
  • Review by: Alana Perkins
  • Review rating: 8.8 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/12
  • Duration: 5H21M45S in 256 kbps (86.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-27
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MP3, FLAC, WMA, MPEG4, WAV, AAC (compression LHA, TAR.Z, CBR, ZIP, DEB, IMG, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 432
  • Includes a PDF summary of 41 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 30M34S (8.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams delves into the surprisingly perilous world of fossil collectors in this riveting true tale.In 2012, a New York auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering: `a superb Tyrannosaurus skeleton'. In fact, Lot 49135 consisted of a nearly complete T. bataar - a close cousin to the more-famous T. rex - that had been unearthed in Mongolia. At 2.4 metres high and 7.3 metres long, the specimen was spectacular, and the winning bid was over $1 million.Eric Prokopi, a 38-year-old Floridian, had brought this extraordinary skeleton to market. A one-time swimmer who'd spent his teenage years diving for shark teeth, Prokopi's singular obsession with fossils fuelled a thriving business, hunting for, preparing, and selling specimens to clients ranging from natural-history museums to avid private collectors like Leonardo DiCaprio.But had Prokopi gone too far this time? As the T. bataar went to auction, a network of paleontologists alerted the government of Mongolia to the eye-catching lot. An international custody battle ensued, with Prokopi watching as his own world unravelled.The Dinosaur Artist is a stunning work of narrative journalism about humans' relationship with natural history, and about a seemingly intractable conflict between science and commerce. A story that stretches from Florida's Land O' Lakes to the Gobi Desert, The Dinosaur Artist illuminates the history of fossil collecting - a murky, sometimes risky business, populated by eccentrics and obsessives, where the lines between poacher and hunter, collector and smuggler, and enthusiast and opportunist can easily blur.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Rocks, Minerals & Fossils, Dinosaurs & The Prehistoric World, True Crime Biographies, True Crime Books, True Stories: Discovery / Historical / Scientific
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 21.30 USD
  • Dimensions: 153x234x30mm
  • Weight: 578g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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