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Dragon Teeth

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Part 1 - The Field Trip West
Young Johnson Joins the Field Trip West
Learning Photography
"Ready to Dig for Yale?"
Going West
A Night om Cheyenne
Morning in Cheyenne
Cope's Expedition
West with Cope
Fort Benton
Part 2 - The Lost World
Night on the Plains
Incident on the Plains
The Indian Village
Bone Country
Around the Fire
Bad Water
Dinner with Cope and Marsh
"Sleep with Your Guns Tonight, Boys"
Moving Camp
The Teeth
Around the Campfire
Leaving the Badlands
Part 3 - Dragon Teeth
On the Plains
Life in Deadwood
The Black Hills Art Gallery
The Army Arrives
Last Day in Deadwood
The Next Day in Deadwood
Emily's News
Moving the Bones
A Shootout
The Cheyenne Road
The Second Attack
Red Canyon
Fort Laramie
The Laramie Bone Deal
Four Meetings
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William Jason Tertullius Johnson, the elder son of Philadelphia shipbuilder Silas Johnson, entered Yale College in the fall of 1875.
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Added: 06-Jul-2023
Last Updated: 09-Aug-2023


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Sherri Crichton - Afterword
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Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel - a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.

The year is 1876.  Warring Indian tribes still populate America's western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape.  In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution.  Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense.  Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition.  But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice.  William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.  With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William's newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West's most notorious characters.

Drawing on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined.  Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.

Cover image © Forolia Cover design by Will Lee; ©2017 by Recorded Books HarperAudio, an imprint of 10 East 53rd Street, New'r ISBN: 978-0-06-247340-C
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Michael Crichton  
Birth: 23 Oct 1942 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Death: 04 Nov 2008 Los Angeles, CA, USA


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