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Riassunto: These days 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 the specimen 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. Attempting to trace the theft and recover the stolen footprints, Australian palaeontologist John Long teams up with the world's specialised fossil cop, US lawman Sgt Steve Rogers and together they delve into the case. Leads take them around Australia, to Germany, London and parts of the United States on the trail of the missing fossils. They visit a large international fossil trade show, explore the enigmatic world of the international fossil trade, where dinosaur dealers offer priceless scientific treasures for millions of dollars. They encounter slick professional fossil traders, go undercover to interview nefarious dealers with criminal backgrounds, and learn about the illegal world of fossil poaching and fossil smuggling going on in many countries around the world. They interview leading scientists, policemen and amateur collectors to discuss the legislation which protects fossils and their sites, and which enables some people to dig up and sell valuable fossils. Along the way several criminal case histories are given to show how some countries take their fossil laws very seriously. The journey is an adventure, with discovery and danger along the way, but when you deal with thieves and criminals, that's expected.
Sinossi: The international trade in fossils is a multimillion dollar industry around the world - once the science came first, but this is the story of how nowadays the mighty dollar is taking over. This book is a tie-in with a tv documentary which will be screened on SBS in October 2002.
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Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2002. soft cover. No Jacket. First edition. Illustrated with photographs in colour and black and white. 21 cm. XI, 220 pages VG. Very good condition with light shelf wear to covers. Codice libro della libreria 24283
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2002. soft cover. No Jacket. First edition. Illustrated with photographs in colour and black and white. 21 cm. XI, 220 pages VG. Very good condition with light shelf wear to covers. Codice libro della libreria 28306
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin. Condizione libro: Good. Good shape, medium wear. shows little to no wear. Unless otherwise noted any CDs are not included. Codice libro della libreria 20-B-003847
Descrizione libro SBS TV / Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2002. 1st ed.. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. 217 pp. By curator, Western Australian Museum. An Australian paleontologist, and a specialist US fossil cop, team up to uncover some international fossil smuggling. As seen on SBS-TV. Codice libro della libreria 23184
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin., 2002. Condizione libro: Very Good. First. Softback. Book- VG. 8x5. 220pp. 16 colour photos, some b/w illus. Codice libro della libreria 1841663
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin, 2002. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP85924488
Descrizione libro Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Codice libro della libreria 1EY82M002EJQ
Descrizione libro Allen & Unwin, 2002. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1865088293