Hell Creek, Montana by Dr. Lowell Dingus
America's Key to the Prehistoric Past

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Hell Creek, Montana, is one of the most windswept, hardscrabble locales in the American West-a quiet town of ranchers, farmers, and others who seek the beauty of the open spaces. It is also the unlikely setting of some of the most fascinating events in the history of the United States and North America. From the first-ever discovery of a Tyrannosaurus rex to Lewis and Clark's landmark expedition; from the Freeman compound standoff to Sitting Bull and Little Big Horn, Hell Creek has been a central player in the events of the last two hundred years-and the last 200 million.

Now, with grace and quiet wit, renowned paleontologist and writer Lowell Dingus takes us on a tour of this desolate, beautiful, out-of-the-way place and illuminates its inhabitants, geology, paleontology, and surprising place in history. Nature lovers, dinosaur buffs, and people fascinated with the turbulent history--both ancient and modern--of the American West will find much to delight them in this journey to Hell Creek.
 

About Dr. Lowell Dingus

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Lowell Dingus, Ph.D., is a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City as well as at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. He has directed numerous significant fossil exhibits and has led various paleontological expeditions around the world, including a 1997 Patagonian excavation that uncovered the first fossilized skin from an embryonic dinosaur. He has coauthored several books, including Walking on Eggs and The Mistaken Extinction.
 
Published July 1, 2004 by St. Martin's Press. 256 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Hell Creek lies where the Missouri River cuts rugged canyons into the Great Plains of Montana.

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Readers may be confused by the title of this book by paleontologist Dingus (The Mistaken Extinction ), which doesn't do justice to his story: an occasionally lyrical and meditative history of Montana's Badlands, a desolate region that he has clearly come to love during his paleontological expedit...

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