Dinosaur Renaissance Most young boys (and many young girls!) play with dinosaurs


Attended by 21 notable scientists such as Cuvier, Buckland, and Owen



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Attended by 21 notable scientists such as Cuvier, Buckland, and Owen

  • When the Fair closed, the Crystal Palace was moved to Hyde Park

  • Prince Albert suggested decorating the grounds with statues of great beasts of bygone ages


    • When the Crystal Palace reopened in 1854, the public flocked to see the giant beasts

    • Notice the prominent horn on Iguanodon



    • Dicken’s writes in Bleak House:

    “Implacable November weather, as much mud in the streets as if the waters had but newly retired from the face of the Earth, and it would not be (unusual) to meet a Megalosaurus, forty feet long or so, waddling like an elephantine lizard up Holborn Hill.”


    Directory: ~bfleury -> historyoflife -> lectures
    ~bfleury -> In our last lecture, we looked at the ways that trade, travel, technology and agriculture can provide new habitats and new dispersal routes for microbes
    lectures -> Dinosaurs 3 Several morphological features suggest dinosaurs relied on visual displays for communication, like modern animals
    lectures -> Cells to Organisms 3 Eukaryotic cell was a giant leap forward in the early history of life
    lectures -> Id is nothing new latest attempt to put a modern face on some very old ideas is old wine in new bottles…
    lectures -> The mystery of life itself… We each spend our own lifetimes trying to answer that question in our own way
    lectures -> The Discovery of Time
    lectures -> The Discovery of Time We have made great progress in discovering the history of life on Earth
    lectures -> Origin of Life 3 How could a system as complex as a living cell get started?


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