By Charles Gallenkamp
Roy Chapman Andrews led "the so much celebrated fossil-hunting excursion of the 20th century," wrote New York Times technological know-how author John Noble Wilford. Financed by means of Morgan, Rockefeller ,and a number of different Wall road titans, the significant Asiatic Expeditions (1922-1930) comprised the main bold medical enterprise ever introduced from the us as much as that point. below the auspices of recent York's American Museum of usual heritage, Andrews carried out 5 expeditions to the final unchartered nook of the area: the Gobi wilderness of Outer and internal Mongolia.
In Dragon Hunter, Charles Gallenkamp vividly recounts those large discoveries and the unforgettable adventures that attended them. packed with excellent stories of Andrews and his crew braving raging sandstorms and murderous bandits, enduring political intrigue and civil wars, and reveling within the interesting global of Peking's international colony, Dragon Hunter additionally lines the non secular controversy over evolution and the anti-imperialist conflicts among the U.S. and China that have been sparked by means of Andrews's expeditions.
Gallenkamp tells Andrews's awesome lifestyles tale, from his beginnings as a flooring sweeper on the American Museum of common historical past to his foreign status as one of many century's so much acclaimed explorers. the result's an exciting page-turner-an epic look for dinosaurs and extinct mammals cloaked in a sweeping old narrative.
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