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Dragon teeth a novel / Michael Crichton.

By: Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008 [author.].
Description: 295 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780062473356; 0062473352; 0008173060; 9780008173067.Subject(s): Marsh, Othniel Charles, 1831-1899 -- Fiction | Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897 -- Fiction | Paleontologists -- Fiction | Archaeological expeditions -- Fiction | Fossils -- Collection and preservation -- Fiction | Dinosaurs -- Fiction | Fossils -- Fiction | West (U.S.) -- History -- 1860-1890 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Western fiction. | Action and adventure fiction. | Action and adventure fiction. | Fiction. | Historical fiction. | Western stories. | Adventure fiction. | Western stories. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: 813 Summary: The year is 1876. Among the warring Indian tribes and lawless gold-rush towns of America's western territories, two paleontologists pillage the Wild West. They are 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 Yale student William Johnson. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, so he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. Soon William joins forces with Cope and stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. The struggle to protect this extraordinary treasure tests William's newfound resilience, and pits him against some of the West's most dangerous and notorious characters.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-295).

The year is 1876. Among the warring Indian tribes and lawless gold-rush towns of America's western territories, two paleontologists pillage the Wild West. They are 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 Yale student William Johnson. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, so he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. Soon William joins forces with Cope and stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. The struggle to protect this extraordinary treasure tests William's newfound resilience, and pits him against some of the West's most dangerous and notorious characters.

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