By Lee H. Whittlesey
Exciting tales of the way humans have died in Yellowstone warn concerning the many hazards that exist there and in wild parts regularly.
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The measurements will be part of a data set he’s developing that may help us understand how fast and how large dinosaurs like Spinosaurus grew. His hands and eyes are occupied by the task, but his mind is traveling thousands of miles and scores of decades away, back to the tragic life of his inspiration, German paleontologist Ernst Stromer. Ibrahim describes how Stromer, born into German aristocracy in 1871, became a prolific writer, researcher and explorer. He wrote on politics and invertebrates with equal passion.
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