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    Bringing Dinosaurs Back to Life: Exhibiting Prehistory at the American Museum of Natural History.Lukas Rieppel - 2012 - Isis 103 (3):460-490.
    ABSTRACT This essay examines the exhibition of dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History during the first two decades of the twentieth century. Dinosaurs provide an especially illuminating lens through which to view the history of museum display practices for two reasons: they made for remarkably spectacular exhibits; and they rested on contested theories about the anatomy, life history, and behavior of long-extinct animals to which curators had no direct observational access. The American Museum sought to capitalize on the (...)
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    Locating the Central Asiatic Expedition: Epistemic Imperialism in Vertebrate Paleontology.Lukas Rieppel & Yu-chi Chang - 2023 - Isis 114 (4):725-746.
    During the 1920s, researchers from the American Museum of Natural History led by Roy Chapman Andrews exported a large collection of valuable fossils from the Gobi Desert. While their expedition was celebrated across Europe and the United States, it aroused enormous controversy in China and Mongolia, especially after a new Nationalist government was formed in Nanjing during the late 1920s. Whereas Chinese scholars accused American scientists of plundering their natural heritage, Andrews argued that because dinosaurs went extinct long before the (...)
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    Adrian Currie. Rock, bone, and ruin: An optimist's guide to the historical sciences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Life and mind: Philosophical issues in biology and psychology, 2018, 376 pp. ISBN: 9780262037266. [REVIEW]Lukas Rieppel - 2019 - Centaurus 61 (4):444-446.
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    Simon J. Knell. The Great Fossil Enigma: The Search for the Conodont Animal. xx + 413 pp., illus., index. Bloomington/Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2013. $45. [REVIEW]Lukas Rieppel - 2013 - Isis 104 (3):630-631.
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