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Paper Dinosaurs, 1824-1969: An Exhibition of Original Publications From the Collections of the Linda Hall Library

Anatomist Richard Owen coined the word "Dinosauria," or "terrible lizards" in 1842 when he attempted to order and name recently discovered prehistoric reptiles. Pages from his and many other works that document the history of the discovery of dinosaurs were on view at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Missouri, until April 30, 1997. The Library has made a web version of their exhibition...
The Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History

A real find for anyone interested in prehistoric life, the American Museum of Natural History's Division of Paleontology site brings the ancient to life. Easily accessible, the site presents numerous materials, from images of the fossil record to artists' representations of the prehistoric world and its wilder inhabitants, the dinosaurs. For those interested in the people behind the scenes, as...
Illinois State Museum: The Midwestern U.S. 16,000 Years Ago

Produced by staff at the Illinois State Museum, this online exhibit offers a variety of interesting information and images for students and others interested in environments of the distant past. The site offers sections on Late Pleistocene Plants, Animals, Landscapes, and Extinctions. These broader sections include information on such topics as Spruce Pollen, Ground Sloths, Jaguars, Poplars, and...
Strange Science: The Rocky Road to Modern Paleontology and Biology

The road to true knowledge and scientific wisdom never did run smooth. As this site points out, "The knowledge we take for granted today was slow in coming, and along the way, scientists and scholars had some weird ideas." This delightful website provides curious illustrations and scientific renderings that look into the development of modern paleontology and biology. On the top of the homepage,...