Zur Geschichte der Tendaguru-Expedition und ihrer Objekte, 1906 - 2017

Author: Ina Heumann,Holger Stoecker,Marco Tamborini,Mareike Vennen

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

ISBN: 383534305X

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 9980

Ein Jahrhundertfund: die wechselvolle politische und wissenschaftliche Geschichte des Brachiosaurus brancai im Berliner Naturkundemuseum. Ein Objekt überragt seit fast 100 Jahren die Berliner Museumslandschaft: das Skelett eines Brachiosaurus brancai. Der Dinosaurier ist eine Ikone der deutschen Museums-, Wissens- und Populärkultur. Die Ausgrabung der Knochenfragmente am Berg Tendaguru in der damaligen Kolonie Deutsch-Ostafrika (heute Tansania) gilt weltweit als eine der erfolgreichsten paläontologischen Unternehmungen. Im Zusammenspiel von Politik, Wissenschaft und Museum hat sich der Brachiosaurus als besonders vielschichtiges und fragmentarisches Wissensobjekt erwiesen. Die Beiträger zeichnen die wechselvolle Geschichte dieses Objekts nach: Entdeckt und ausgegraben in der Kolonialzeit, aufgestellt während des "Dritten Reichs" und nach dem Krieg in Ost-Berlin wiedererrichtet, steht es bis heute im Zentrum des Museums für Naturkunde Berlin. Die Autorinnen und Autoren betrachten das berühmte Ausstellungsobjekt in seinem historischen Kontext und gehen auf aktuelle Debatten ein. Dadurch brechen sie vorherrschende Narrative auf und öffnen den Blick für die Geschichten hinter dem Dinosaurier.

Bone Wars

The Excavation and Celebrity of Andrew Carnegie's Dinosaur

Author: Tom Rea

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822972587

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 6482

Tom Rea traces the evolution of scientific thought regarding dinosaurs and reveals the deception, hostility, and sometimes outright aggression present in the early years of fossil hunting. This book details one of the most famous—and notorious—dinosaur skeletons ever discovered: Diplodocus carnegii, named after Andrew Carnegie.

Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Saurians

A Historical Perspective

Author: Richard Moody

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862393110

Category: Science

Page: 394

View: 1367

The discovery of dinosaurs and other large extinct saurians - a term under which the Victorians commonly lumped ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, pterosaurs and their kin - makes exciting reading and has caught the attention of palaeontologists, historians of science and the general public alike. The papers in this collection go beyond the familiar tales about famous fossil hunters and focus on relatively little-known episodes in the discovery and interpretation (from both a scientific and an artistic point of view) of dinosaurs and other inhabitants of the Mesozoic world. They cover a long time span, from the beginnings of modern scientific palaeontology in the 1700s to the present, and deal with many parts of the world, from the Yorkshire coast to Central India, from Bavaria to the Sahara. The characters in these stories include professional palaeontologists and geologists (some of them well-known, others quite obscure), explorers, amateur fossil collectors, and artists, linked together by their interest in Mesozoic creatures.

Earth Sciences History

Journal of the History of the Earth Sciences Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Earth sciences

Page: N.A

View: 9370


Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840–1910

Author: Jill A Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131732112X

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 4875

Victorian culture was characterized by a proliferation of shows and exhibitions. These were encouraged by the development of new sciences and technologies, together with changes in transportation, education and leisure patterns. The essays in this collection look at exhibitions and their influence in terms of location, technology and ideology.

Andrew Carnegie

Author: David Nasaw

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 878

View: 822

Chronicles the life of the iconic business titan from his modest upbringing in mid-1800s Scotland through his rise to one of the world's richest men, offering insight into his work as a peace advocate and his motivations for giving away most of his fortune.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 5850

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Current Contents

Arts & humanities

Author: Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 1637


America, History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 823

Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

View: 3571

Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Before renaissance

planning in Pittsburgh, 1889-1943

Author: John F. Bauman,Edward K. Muller

Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr

ISBN: 9780822942870

Category: Political Science

Page: 331

View: 2534

Before Renaissance examines a half-century epoch during which planners, public officials, and civic leaders engaged in a dialogue about the meaning of planning and its application for improving life in Pittsburgh. Planning emerged from the concerns of progressive reformers and businessmen over the social and physical problems of the city. In the Steel City enlightened planners such as Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., and Frederick Bigger pioneered the practical approach to reordering the chaotic urban-industrial landscape. In the face of obstacles that included the embedded tradition of privatism, rugged topography, inherited built environment, and chronic political fragmentation, they established a tradition of modern planning in Pittsburgh. Over the years a mlange of other distinguished local and national figures joined in the planning dialogue, among them the park founder Edward Bigelow, political bosses Christopher Magee and William Flinn, mayors George Guthrie and William Magee, industrialists Andrew Carnegie and Howard Heinz, financier Richard King Mellon, and planning luminaries Charles Mulford Robinson, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., Harland Bartholomew, Robert Moses, and Pittsburgh’s Frederick Bigger. The famed alliance of Richard King Mellon and Mayor David Lawrence, which heralded the Renaissance, owed a great debt to Pittsburgh’s prior planning experience. John Bauman and Edward Muller recount the city’s long tradition of public/private partnerships as an important factor in the pursuit of orderly and stable urban growth. Before Renaissance provides insights into the major themes, benchmarks, successes, and limitations that marked the formative days of urban planning. It defines Pittsburgh’s key role in the vanguard of the national movement and reveals the individuals and processes that impacted the physical shape and form of a city for generations to come.