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The Resource The last dinosaur book : the life and times of a cultural icon, W.J.T. Mitchell

The last dinosaur book : the life and times of a cultural icon, W.J.T. Mitchell

Label
The last dinosaur book : the life and times of a cultural icon
Title
The last dinosaur book
Title remainder
the life and times of a cultural icon
Statement of responsibility
W.J.T. Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For animals that have been dead millions of years, dinosaurs are extraordinarily pervasive in our everyday lives. Appearing in ads, books, movies, museums, television, toy stores, and novels, they continually fascinate both adults and children. How did they move from natural extinction to pop culture resurrection? What is the source of their powerful appeal? Until now, no one has addressed this question in a comprehensive way. In this exploration of the animal's place in our lives, W. J. T. Mitchell shows why we are so attached to the myth and the reality of the "terrible lizards."" "Drawing a distinction between Dinosauria, a scientific grouping of extinct land animals, and dinosaurs, the cultural icons, Mitchell traces the family tree of the latter. What he discovers is a creature of striking flexibility, linked to dragons and mammoths, skyscrapers and steam engines, cowboys and Indians. In the vast territory between the cunning predators of Jurassic Park and the mawkishly sweet Barney, from political leviathans to corporate icons, from paleontology to Barnum and Bailey, Mitchell finds a cultural symbol whose plurality of meaning and often contradictory nature is emblematic of modern society itself."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, W. J. T.
Dewey number
306/.0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.04
LC item number
.M58 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dinosaur paraphernalia
  • Signs and symbols
Label
The last dinosaur book : the life and times of a cultural icon, W.J.T. Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Reptilicus erectus -- 2. Big, Fierce, Extinct -- 3. A Stegosaurus Made of Money -- 4. The End of Dinosaurology -- 5. The Last Thunder Horse West of the Mississippi -- 6. Dinotopia: The Newt World Order -- 7. The Last Dinostory: As Told by Himself -- 8. Seeing Saurians -- 9. Sorting Species -- 10. Monsters and Dinomania -- 11. Big MacDino -- 12. The Totem Animal of Modernity -- 13. The Way of Dragons -- 14. Dry Bones -- 15. On the Evolution of Images -- 16. Thomas Jefferson, Paleontologist -- 17. Frames, Skeletons, Constitutions -- 18. The Victorian Dinosaur -- 19. Coming to America -- 20. Bones for Darwin's Bulldog -- 21. Schizosaur -- 22. Dinosaurs Moralized -- 23. Pale-Ontology, or It's Not Easy Being Green -- 24. Potlatch and Purity -- 25. Diplodocus carnegii -- 26. Totems and Bones -- 27. Indiana Jones and Barnum Bones -- 28. Worlds Well Lost -- 29. Bringing Down Baby -- 30. Miner's Canary or Trojan Horse? -- 31. The Age of Reptiles -- 32. The Hundred Story Beast -- 33. Structure, Energy, Information -- 34. Catastrophe, Entropy, Chaos -- 35. The Age of Biocybernetic Reproduction -- 36. Carnosaurs and Consumption -- 37. Why Children Hate Dinosaurs -- 38. Dinos R Us: Identification and Fantasy -- 39. Calvinosaurus: From T. rex to O. Rex -- 40. Transitional Objects: From Breast to Brontosaurus -- Paleoart -- A. Scrotum Humanum: The True Name of the Dinosaur -- B. Science and Culture
Control code
38842132
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780226532042
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98016676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)38842132
Label
The last dinosaur book : the life and times of a cultural icon, W.J.T. Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Reptilicus erectus -- 2. Big, Fierce, Extinct -- 3. A Stegosaurus Made of Money -- 4. The End of Dinosaurology -- 5. The Last Thunder Horse West of the Mississippi -- 6. Dinotopia: The Newt World Order -- 7. The Last Dinostory: As Told by Himself -- 8. Seeing Saurians -- 9. Sorting Species -- 10. Monsters and Dinomania -- 11. Big MacDino -- 12. The Totem Animal of Modernity -- 13. The Way of Dragons -- 14. Dry Bones -- 15. On the Evolution of Images -- 16. Thomas Jefferson, Paleontologist -- 17. Frames, Skeletons, Constitutions -- 18. The Victorian Dinosaur -- 19. Coming to America -- 20. Bones for Darwin's Bulldog -- 21. Schizosaur -- 22. Dinosaurs Moralized -- 23. Pale-Ontology, or It's Not Easy Being Green -- 24. Potlatch and Purity -- 25. Diplodocus carnegii -- 26. Totems and Bones -- 27. Indiana Jones and Barnum Bones -- 28. Worlds Well Lost -- 29. Bringing Down Baby -- 30. Miner's Canary or Trojan Horse? -- 31. The Age of Reptiles -- 32. The Hundred Story Beast -- 33. Structure, Energy, Information -- 34. Catastrophe, Entropy, Chaos -- 35. The Age of Biocybernetic Reproduction -- 36. Carnosaurs and Consumption -- 37. Why Children Hate Dinosaurs -- 38. Dinos R Us: Identification and Fantasy -- 39. Calvinosaurus: From T. rex to O. Rex -- 40. Transitional Objects: From Breast to Brontosaurus -- Paleoart -- A. Scrotum Humanum: The True Name of the Dinosaur -- B. Science and Culture
Control code
38842132
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780226532042
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98016676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)38842132

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