Secrets from the Rocks

Dinosaur Hunting with Roy Chapman Andrews

By Marrin, Albert

Publishers Summary:
A biography of the scientist-adventurer, Roy Chapman Andrews, focusing on the expeditions he led for New York's American Museum of Natural History to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia in an effort to uncover dinosaur fossils.

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ISBN
978-0-52546-743-4
Publisher
Dutton


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 2002

Gr 4-8 This excellent biography tells what little is known of Andrews's childhood and youth, then focuses on the adventure and science of his explorations and dinosaur discoveries in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. The fossils unearthed on his trips had an impact on our understanding of prehistoric life and cemented the stature of the Museum of Natural History in New York City. Marrin does an admirable job of recognizing the esteem due to such a robust and successful explorer without igno...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2002

In a book that could well carry the title Roy Chapman Andrews and the Raiders of the Gobi Desert, Marrin gives young readers an atypical biography concentrating more on plot than character. Such a focus produces an exciting story of exploration, adventure, and scientific inquiry about the man many consider the real-life model for Indiana Jones. From his early study of whales to his career-topping Central Asiatic Expeditions (including exploratory trips in 1917 and 1919 and five full-fledged expeditions from 1922 to 1930), Andrews survives violent sandstorms, attacks by wild dogs, and a viper inva...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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