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The Dinosaur Dealers

Author: Long, John Set In . . .
 North America, USA, Colorado, Boulder, Wyoming, Utah, Salt Lake City, Europe, Germany, Hamburg, Arizona, Tucson, Australia, Perth, Melbourne, Frankfurt, South Dakota, Rapid City, Asia, China, Beijing, England, London, Broome
Genre: Travelogue
Time Frame: 2000s
Published: 2002
Description: These days the sale of a dinosaur fossil for millions of dollars seems to take precedence over what scientific information may have been lost by its crude excavation, or even whether it will end up in a proper museum to be cared for and preserved for all time...In October 1996 rare dinosaur footprints were stolen from an isolated beach near Broome in Western Australia. Not only was the scientific world horrified by the theft, but it was also a violation of an Aboriginal sacred site. In an attempt to recover the stolen footprints, Australian palaeontologist John Long teams up with specialist US fossil cop Sgt Steve Rogers. Their hunt for the missing fossils will take them around Australia and on to Europe and the United States. Together they explore the secretive world of international fossil trade and visit the world's largest fossil trade show, where dinosaur dealers offer priceless scientific treasures for thousands of dollars. While undercover, Long and Rogers interview shonky dealers with criminal backgrounds, exposing the illegal world of fossil poaching and smuggling. This is an adventure, with discovery and danger along the way-but when you de
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