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The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt

Josh Smith

The date is January 11, 1911. A young German paleontologist, accompanied only by a guide, a cook, four camels, and a couple of camel drivers, reaches the lip of the vast Bahariya Depression after a long trek across the bleak plateau of the western desert of Egypt. The scientist, Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach, hopes to find fossil evidence of early mammals. In this, he will be disappointed, for the rocks here will prove to be much older than he thinks. They are nearly a hundred million years old. Stromer is about to learn that he has walked into the age of the dinosaurs. At the bottom of the Bahariya Depression, Stromer will find the remains of four immense and entirely new dinosaurs, along with dozens of other unique specimens. But there will be reversals-shipments delayed for years by war, fossils shattered in transit, stunning personal and professional setbacks. Then, in a single cataclysmic night, all of his work will be destroyed and Ernst Stromer will slip into history and be forgotten. The date is January 11, 2000-eighty-nine years to the day after Stromer descended into Bahariya. Another young paleontologist, Ameri-can graduate student Josh Smith, has brought a team of fellow scientists to Egypt to find Stromer' s dinosaur graveyard and resurrect the German pioneer's legacy. After weeks of digging, often under appalling conditions, they fail utterly at rediscovering any of Stromer' s dinosaur species. Then, just when they are about to declare defeat, Smith's team discovers a dinosaur of such staggering immensity that it will stun the world of paleontology and make headlines around the globe. Masterfully weaving together history, science, and human drama, The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt is the gripping account of not one but two of the twentieth century's great expeditions of discovery.

The date is January 11, 1911. A young German paleontologist, accompanied only by a guide, a cook, four camels, and a couple of camel drivers, reaches the lip of the vast Bahariya Depression after a long trek across the bleak plateau of the western desert of Egypt. The scientist, Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach, hopes to find fossil evidence of early mammals. In this, he will be disappointed, for the rocks here will prove to be much older than he thinks. They are nearly a hundred million years old. Stromer is about to learn that he has walked into the age of the dinosaurs. At the bottom of the Bahariya Depression, Stromer will find the remains of four immense and entirely new dinosaurs, along with dozens of other unique specimens. But there will be reversals-shipments delayed for years by war, fossils shattered in transit, stunning personal and professional setbacks. Then, in a single cataclysmic night, all of his work will be destroyed and Ernst Stromer will slip into history and be forgotten. The date is January 11, 2000-eighty-nine years to the day after Stromer descended into Bahariya. Another young paleontologist, Ameri-can graduate student Josh Smith, has brought a team of fellow scientists to Egypt to find Stromer' s dinosaur graveyard and resurrect the German pioneer's legacy. After weeks of digging, often under appalling conditions, they fail utterly at rediscovering any of Stromer' s dinosaur species. Then, just when they are about to declare defeat, Smith's team discovers a dinosaur of such staggering immensity that it will stun the world of paleontology and make headlines around the globe. Masterfully weaving together history, science, and human drama, The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt is the gripping account of not one but two of the twentieth century's great expeditions of discovery.
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The date is January 11, 1911. A young German paleontologist, accompanied only by a guide, a cook, four camels, and a couple of camel drivers, reaches the lip of the vast Bahariya Depression after a long trek across the bleak plateau of the western desert of Egypt. The scientist, Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach, hopes to find fossil evidence of early mammals. In this, he will be disappointed, for the rocks here will prove to be much older than he thinks. They are nearly a hundred million years old. Stromer is about to learn that he has walked into the age of the dinosaurs. At the bottom of the Bahariya Depression, Stromer will find the remains of four immense and entirely new dinosaurs, along with dozens of other unique specimens. But there will be reversals-shipments delayed for years by war, fossils shattered in transit, stunning personal and professional setbacks. Then, in a single cataclysmic night, all of his work will be destroyed and Ernst Stromer will slip into history and be forgotten. The date is January 11, 2000-eighty-nine years to the day after Stromer descended into Bahariya. Another young paleontologist, Ameri-can graduate student Josh Smith, has brought a team of fellow scientists to Egypt to find Stromer' s dinosaur graveyard and resurrect the German pioneer's legacy. After weeks of digging, often under appalling conditions, they fail utterly at rediscovering any of Stromer' s dinosaur species. Then, just when they are about to declare defeat, Smith's team discovers a dinosaur of such staggering immensity that it will stun the world of paleontology and make headlines around the globe. Masterfully weaving together history, science, and human drama, The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt is the gripping account of not one but two of the twentieth century's great expeditions of discovery.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Nothdurft, Michael C. Hall

Length:

5h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:00


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:43


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:18


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:56


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:32


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:59


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:58


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:24


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:57