The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs: The Story of the World's First Prehistoric Sculptures

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Crystal Palace Foundation, 1994 - Animal sculpture - 99 pages
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The prehistoric animal sculptures in Crystal Palace Park represent a unique picture of the state of paleontology in mid-Victorian England."The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs" tells the story of these remarkable stone and plaster animals, their construction and their impact.

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About the author (1994)

Writer Michael Gilbert was born in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom on July 17, 1912. He received an LLB with honors from the University of London in 1937. During World War II, he served in the Royal Horse Artillery in North Africa and Europe. His experience as a prisoner-of-war in North Africa was later used in his novel Death in Captivity. After the war, he became a lawyer and began to write. He was a founding member of the British Crime Writers Association and was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of American in 1988. He won the Life Achievement Anthony Award at the 1990 Boucheron in London and was knighted as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1980. Michael Gilbert died on February 8, 2006.

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