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Edward Drinker Cope

Paleontologist (28-Jul-1840 — 12-Apr-1897)


Jane P. Davidson. The Bone Sharp: The Life of Edward Drinker Cope. Academy of Natural Sciences. 1997. 237pp.

Mark Jaffe. The Gilded Dinosaur: The Fossil War Between E. D. Cope and O. C. Marsh and the Rise of American Science. New York: Crown Publishers. 2000. 424pp.

Henry Fairfield Osborn. Cope, Master Naturalist: The Life and Letters of Edward Drinker Cope, with a Bibliography of His Writings Classified by Subject: A Study of the Pioneer and Foundation Periods of Vertebrate Palaeontology in America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1931. 740pp. With the cooperation of Helen Ann Warren.

Robert Plate. The Dinosaur Hunters: Othniel C. Marsh and Edward D. Cope. D. McKay Co.. 1964. 281pp.

Elizabeth Noble Shor. The Fossil Feud Between E. D. Cope and O. C. Marsh. Exposition Press. 1974. 340pp.


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  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.344)

  6. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.153)

  7. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.317)

  8. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.191)

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