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The date is January 11, 1911. A young German paleontologist, accompanied only by a guide, a cook, and four camels, reaches the vast Bahariya Depression after a long trek across the western desert of Egypt. Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach hopes to find fossil evidence of early mammals. At the bottom of the Bahariya Depression, Stromer will find the remains of four entirely new dinosaurs, along with dozens of other unique specimens. But there will be reversals - shipments delayed for years, fossils shattered, stunning 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 - 89 years to the day after Stromer descended into Bahariya. Another young paleontologist, American graduate student Josh Smith, has brought a team of fellow scientists to Egypt to find Stromer's dinosaur graveyard. After weeks of digging, they fail utterly. 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 20th century's great expeditions of discovery.
©2002 Cosmos Studios; (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.
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"An engaging mix of history and desert drama, this Indiana Jones-type adventure is first-rate popular science." (Publishers Weekly)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Ursula on 07-10-03

Science and history come alive

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt. The authors interwove the stories of two excavations in the Egyptian desert into a very interesting mystery. It?s rare to be entertained while learning a great deal about archeology, paleontology, geology, and history at the same time. Plus the narrator is terrific.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ted on 06-01-11

Great Book!

This paleontological adventure-mystery crafts a story in a fashion similar to "The Lost City of Z" and "Into Africa," weaving between modern day research in Egypt and the history of a 20th century German scientist who pioneered research in the same area.
A couple reviews say it is slow. Perhaps it starts slowly, but the beginning provides context for the field of research. But the beginning sets up the rest of the tale, and the story soon moves along well. Also, the narrator's voice is well suited to tell it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gavinz on 07-20-15

Entertaining while educating

I really enjoyed this book. It's great how the two story lines are interwoven the science is brought to live. I learned much more about paleontology that I expected and found it fascinating.

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