Books: Recent & Readable: Aug. 5, 1940

O. C. MARSH, PIONEER IN PALEONTOLOGY—Charles Schuchert & Clara Mae LeVene—Yale ($5).

Most of the Marshes went to Harvard: Othniel Charles Marsh went to Yale. There he became the first U. S. professor of paleontology. For Yale he wheedled from his uncle, crusty Financier-Philanthropist George Peabody, some $200,000 for the Peabody Museum of Natural History. For the Museum he assembled the largest collection of fossil vertebrates of his day, including the completely reconstructed skeletons of twelve dinosaurs, one pterodactyl. On his fossil hunts in the Wild West he dis covered that U. S. dinosaurs sometimes weighed 40 tons, that cretaceous birds...

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