Danger in the Desert: Adventures of a Dinosaur Hunter  -     By: Roger Cohen
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Danger in the Desert: Adventures of a Dinosaur Hunter

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Learn about Roy Chapman Andrews, who discovered the first ever dinosaur eggs and is believed to possibly be the inspiration for Indiana Jones! Roy Chapman Andrews led many expeditions for the American Museum of Natural History from 1910-1930. Travelling through Mongolia, he made countless prehistoric discoveries and found himself narrowly escaping death numerous times. Read the story of the man who wore a wide-brimmed hat, carried a pistol, and amazed the world with his discoveries of dinosaur bones and his constant confrontations with danger and death.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Sterling Publishing
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1402757069
ISBN-13: 9781402757068
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Ages: 12-15
Series: Sterling Point

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In the movies, there’s Indiana Jones; but in the real world, there was Roy Chapman Andrews. Some say this fearless, larger-than-life adventurer—who, like Indiana, had a wide-brimmed hat, leather jacket, and six-shooter—may have been the inspiration for the big-screen hero.
From 1910 to 1930, Andrews led countless expeditions for the American Museum of Natural History, boldly facing such dangers as killer pythons, man-eating wild dogs, marauding bandits, blinding sandstorms, and imprisonment by corrupt officials. Even as China and Mongolia exploded in revolutionary chaos, he and his team of paleontologists intrepidly journeyed by car, camel, and horse through the uncharted Gobi desert where he discovered the largest deposits of dinosaur fossils ever seen. His group amazed the world with their discoveries—and scientists are still following in Andrews’s footsteps, digging in the rich sites he found.

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