The Science Book Dis
The Science Book Discussion Group
Canton Public Library

Saturday, Jun. 15, 11:00 AM
The Science Book Discussion Group, reads The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal and the Quest for Earth’s Ultimate Trophy by Paige Williams. “Accomplished New Yorker writer Williams brings her journalistic hand to the intriguing world of for-profit fossil trade, highlighting the people who find, prepare, and auction fabulous works of prehistory, including large dinosaurs and Ice Age mammals. The narrative focuses on the life of Eric Prokopi, a fossil prodigy who has a natural gift at finding and reconstituting prehistoric creatures. Prokopi's gift led him to selling his work at high-stakes and high-profit fossil auctions. His procurement of a Mongolian Tyrannosaurus bataar became the grounds for an international dispute over the legal ownership of natural history resources. Williams skillfully navigates this unique nexus of various fields, including paleontology, law, and international politics, leading readers through a wild topography of deep prehistory and modern black markets (LJ Reviews).”

Registration requested. All adults welcome; free. Book copies available at Circulation Desk. Call or email for more information:  (860) 693-5800,, or visit Canton Public Library is at 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton.

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