Last Dinosaur Book

More on The Last Dinosaur Book:

Read Chapter 37, "Why Children Hate Dinosaurs, an excerpt from the book.

Read Mitchell's Seven Theses on the Dinosaur a lecture handout on the main themes of The Last Dinosaur Book.

An interview with W.J.T. Mitchell, reprinted from the University of Chicago Chronicle.


Other books by W. J. T. Mitchell published by the University of Chicago Press include:


Links to dinosaur resources on the web can be found at:

Encyclop┬ćdia Britannica guide to dinosaur sites

Links from the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre

You may also like to read the Romantic Praxis interview of W.J.T. Mitchell.

 
A Schematic History of Dinosaur Images
 
 
 
Period
 
American Revolution to the Civil War
 
Gilded Age to the Depression
 
World War II to end of Cold War
 
 
Dino-type
 
Mammoth to Victorian dinosaur
 
Classic or modern dinosaur
 
Postmodernism; dinosaur renaissance
 
 
Paradigm
 
Structure
 
Energy
 
Information
 
 
Prototype
 
Archetype
 
Engine
 
Program
 
 
Extinction scenario
 
Catastrophe
 
Entropy
 
Chaos
 
 
Historical schema
 
Creationism
 
Revolution
 
Evolution
 
 
Exemplar
 
Ark, frame, building
 
Train, automobile
 
Cyborg
 
 
Energy source
 
Water and wind
 
Fossil fuels
 
Nuclear energy
 
 
Stage of capitalism
 
Manufactory production
 
Mechanical production
 
Biocybernetic production
 
 
Exhibition site
 
Peale's museum
Crystal Palace
 
Peabody
AMNH
Carnegie
Smithsonian
 
Shopping mall
Theme park
 
 
Sponsors
 
Jefferson
Queen Victoria
 
Peabody
Morgan
Carnegie
Sinclair
 
McDonald's
Ingen Corp.
Universal Studios
 
 
Image makers
 
C. W. Peale
W. Hawkins
 
Charles Knight
R. Zallinger
Winsor McCay
Walt Disney
 
Gregory Paul
John Gurche
Steven Spielberg
 
 
Narrators
 
Jules Verne
 
Conan Doyle
Edgar Rice Burroughs
 
Michael Crichton
Italo Calvino
 
 
Narratives
 
Journey to the Center of the Earth
 
Gertie the Dinosaur
Lost World
King Kong
Fantasia
 
Flintstones
Godzilla
Jurassic Park
 
 
Scientists
 
Cuvier
Richard Owen
T. H. Huxley
 
Cope and Marsh
H. F. Osborn
Barnum Brown
R. C. Andrews
 
Robert Bakker
Jack Horner
Paul Sereno
 

Copyright notice: Adapted from page 101 of The Last Dinosaur Book by W.J.T. Mitchell, published by the University of Chicago Press. © 1998 by W.J.T. Mitchell. All rights reserved. This text may be used and shared in accordance with the fair-use provisions of U.S. copyright law, and it may be archived and redistributed in electronic form, provided that this entire notice, including copyright information, is carried and provided that the University of Chicago Press is notified and no fee is charged for access. Archiving, redistribution, or republication of this text on other terms, in any medium, requires the consent of the University of Chicago Press.


W.J.T. Mitchell
The Last Dinosaur Book: The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 0-226-53204-6
©1998, 334 pages, 45 color plates, 66 halftones, 3 line drawings

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