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9. Fakes and fortunes

9. Fakes and fortunes  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192805041
‘Fakes and fortunes’ shows how fossils have now become big business with perfect specimens commanding high fees. This has resulted in a number of fake specimens. The Piltdown forgery of ... More
3. Fossils in the popular imagination

3. Fossils in the popular imagination  

Keith Thomson

in Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192805041
‘Fossils in the popular imagination’ describes the burgeoning interest in fossil collection and the founding of palaeontology in the nineteenth century. Mary Anning's ammonite and ... More
Fossils: A Very Short Introduction

Fossils: A Very Short Introduction  

Keith Thomson

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776090
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805041.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192805041
How did Darwin use fossils to support his theory of evolution? What are ‘living fossils’? What fossils will we leave behind for future generations to examine? Fossils: A Very Short ... More

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