Websites

Transcontinental Railroad -- The AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film website.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/tcrr

Buffalo Bill -- The AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film website on Buffalo Bill Cody.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/cody

The Gold Rush -- The AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film website includes articles about the impact of the Gold Rush.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/

Lost in the Grand Canyon -- The AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film website includes information about John Wesley Powell, the Bureau of Ethnology and the 1879 United States Geological Survey.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/canyon

Monkey Trial -- The AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film website includes an article about evolution.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial

Academy of Natural Sciences -- Article on "Bone Wars: The Cope-Marsh Rivalry".
http://www.ansp.org/museum/leidy/paleo/bone_wars.php

American Museum of Natural History Paleontology Portal -- a resource for managing fossil collections.
http://collections.paleo.amnh.org/

American Museum of Natural History -- Information from a 2005-2006 exhibit on dinosaurs.
http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/dinosaurs/

Charles R. Knight -- The artist's granddaughter maintains a website of paintings and news
http://www.charlesrknight.com/

National Museum of Natural History -- The Smithsonian Institution's website on dinosaurs and paleobiology.
http://paleobiology.si.edu/dinosaurs/

National Museum of Natural History -- The Department of Paleobiology's Virtual Dinosaur Dig.
http://paleobiology.si.edu/dinosaurs/interactives/dig/dinodig.html

The Paleontological Society -- an international nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology through the dissemination of research by publication and meetings.
http://www.paleosoc.org/

Paper Dinosaurs -- an exhibition of original printed materials related to the history of dinosaur discovery from the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City.
http://www.lindahall.org/events_exhib/exhibit/exhibits/dino/index.shtml

Strange Science -- An eclectic collection of illustrations and information on paleontology, biology and evolution.
http://www.strangescience.net/index.htm

USGS -- The United States Geological Survey's website.
http://www.usgs.gov/

University of California Museum of Paleontology -- article on O.C. Marsh with links to a biography on Edward Cope and articles on dinosaurs and Evolutionary theory.
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/marsh.html

Wyoming Tales and Trails -- Photographs and an article on The Bone Wars.
http://www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com/bonewars2.html


Books

Bartlett, Richard A. Great Surveys of the American West. University of Oklahoma Press, 1962.

Bruce, Robert V. The Launching of Modern American Science, 1846-1876. Lightning Source Inc., 2008. 

Colbert, Edwin H. The Great Dinosaur Hunters and Their Discoveries. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1968.

Davidson, Jane Pierce. The Bone Sharp: The Life of Edward Drinker Cope. Philadelphia: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1997.

Ellison, Robert S. Fort Birdger -- A Brief History. Wyoming State Archives, Museums and Historical Department, 1981.

Gaines, Ann. John Wesley Powell and the Great Surveys of the American West. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1991.

Jaffe, Mark. The Gilded Dinosaur: The Fossil War Between E. D. Cope and O. C. Marsh and the Rise of American Science. New York, Three Rivers Press, 2000.

Knight, Charles R. Autobiography of and Artist. Ann Arbor: G.T. Labs, 2005.

Lanham, Url. The Bone Hunters. New York: Columbia University Press, 1973.

Osborn, Henry Fairfield. Cope: Master Naturalist. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1931.

Roberts, Jon H. Darwinism and the Divine in America: Protestant Intellectuals and Organic Evolution, 1859-1900. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.

Shor, Elizabeth Noble. The Fossil Feud Between E. D. Cope and O. C. Marsh. Hicksville, New York: Exposition Press, 1974.

Wallace, David Rains. The Bonehunters' Revenge. New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999.

Warren, Leonard. Joseph Leidy: The Last Man Who Knew Everything. Yale University Press, 1998.

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