Dinosaur Mythology and Popular Culture
By (author) Jose Luis Sanz
Normal Price: $39.00
Your Price: $35.10 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.75 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Starring T.Rex! by Jose Luis Sanz
Book DescriptionIn some cases, scientific research into the space-time continuum may have [unexpected] consequences...as occurs in Isaac Asimov's short story "'A Statue for Daddy.' In this tale...two scientists...recover 14 dinosaur eggs. The eggs are carefully incubated, and they hatch bipedal dinosaurs about the same size as a medium-sized dog. One of them is accidentally electrocuted, and the scientists discover that their meat is truly exquisite. They become fabulously rich rearing and marketing dinosaur meat under the name of 'dinochicken.'" Ever since the discovery of the first fossil remains in the 19th century, dinosaurs have captured the imaginations of scientists and inspired writers, artists, and filmmakers. Dinosaurs, and legends about them are firmly entrenched in popular culture, where scientific information and our interest in the life of the past most often meet. Starring T. Rex! considers dinosaurs as a cultural phenomenon, seen as the interaction of three factors-paleontological discoveries, the cultural interest these discoveries awaken, and the possibilities they offer for commercial exploitation. Jose Luis Sanz explains that the knowledge generated by paleontologists enters popular culture at a mythological level and that the mass communication media (for example, science fiction literature, comic books, television, and movies) are the vehicles that link science and its reflection in culture. Sanz first analyzes the historical origins of the dinosaur myth in modern society. He then considers the manner in which information drawn from scientific study enters popular consciousness, discussing, among other things, the coexistence of men and dinosaurs, what dinosaurs looked like, extinction, the presence of dinosaurs in fantasy stories, and the relationship between dinosaurs and dragons.
Buy Starring T.Rex! book by Jose Luis Sanz from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780253215505
(5983mm x 3971mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Starring T.Rex! book by Jose Luis Sanz and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Jose Luis Sanz
Professor Michael Archer is currently Director of the Australian Museum in Sydney as well as a Professor in the School of Biological Science at the University of New South Wales. Dr. Suzanne Hand is a Research Scientist in the School of Biological Science at the University of New South Wales and a Research Associate of the Australian Museum. Henk Godthelp is the Manager of the Vertebrate Palaeontology laboratories at the University of New South Wales and a Research Associate of the Australian Museum.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687