A review by libra17
Assembling the Dinosaur: Fossil Hunters, Tycoons, and the Making of a Spectacle, by Lukas Rieppel

5.0

Assembling the Dinosaur was an interesting dive into a part of dinosaurs that I hadn't ever considered before: their economic and sociopolitical significance, especially during the Gilded Age and early 20th century, and how that shaped how fossils were viewed, treated, and used. The material and writing was a bit dry, but topic itself was great and I finished the book feeling like I'd learned (or, at least, needed to reconsider) a lot. This is a book that I'm happy to have stumbled across while browsing.