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The dinosaur artist : obsession, betrayal, and the quest for Earth's ultimate trophy / Paige Williams.

Williams, Paige, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9780316382533
  • ISBN: 0316382531
  • Physical Description: xxii, 410 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-381) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. "Superb tyrannosaurus skeleton" ; Land O'Lakes ; Garcia, king of the ice age ; Dive ; Deal ; Tucson ; Big game ; Middleman in Japan ; Hollywood Headhunters -- Part II. The warrior and the explorer ; The Flaming Cliffs ; Market conditions ; "Go Gobi" ; The ghost of Mary Anning ; The last dinosaur ; The president's predicament ; United States of America v. One Tyrannosaurus Bataar skeleton -- Part III: Raid! ; Verdict ; Tarbomania ; Petersburg law ; The dinosaur bus.
Summary, etc.:
"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 most famous animal that ever lived. The fossils now on display in a Manhattan event space had been unearthed in Mongolia, more than 6,000 miles away. At eight-feet high and 24 feet long, the specimen was spectacular, and when the gavel sounded the winning bid was over 1 million dollars. Eric Prokopi, a thirty-eight-year-old Floridian, was the man who had brought this extraordinary skeleton to market. A onetime swimmer who spent his teenage years diving for shark teeth, Prokopi's singular obsession with fossils fueled a thriving business hunting, preparing, and selling specimens, to clients ranging from natural history museums to avid private collectors like actor Leonardo DiCaprio. But there was a problem. This time, facing financial strain, had Prokopi gone too far? As the T. bataar went to auction, a network of paleontologists alerted the government of Mongolia to the eye-catching lot. As an international custody battle ensued, Prokopi watched as his own world unraveled..."--Jacket flap.
Subject: Fossils > Collection and preservation.
Fossils > Collection and preservation > Mongolia.
Prokopi, Eric.

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