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  • Ross is supposed to be a paleontologist on the TV sitcom Friends.
  • He asked me what I wanted to become and I said I’d briefly considered paleontology,
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • Archie was not morbid; he was a paleontologist.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Here the sky opens up, and she hears the clacking of branches: that’s the narrow stripe of gardens behind the Gallery of Paleontology.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • He felt like a paleontologist coming face to face with a living dinosaur.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The paleontological study of dinosaurs was finished.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • I mean I woke up this morning and I thought, Great… tomorrow’s the paleontology exam and l’ve hardly studied.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • If the St. Thomases of paleontology were present, they would reverentially touch him with their fingers and believe in his existence, thus acknowledging their obstinate heresy.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • For the student interested in the biology of language, as opposed to its paleontology, there is endless material in the racy neologisms of American, and particularly in its new compounds and novel verbs.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • First group is a paleontologist, a paleobotanist, and a mathematician.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park

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  • But Grant knew that paleontology, the study of extinct life, had in recent years taken on an unexpected relevance to the modern world.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Paleontology smells like rock dust, bone dust.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • A pair of soldiers on the roof of the Gallery of Paleontology peer over the gardens with binoculars.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He saw himself as an outdoor man, and he knew that all the important work in paleontology was done outdoors, with your bands.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • I went back to my seat and read one issue of Paleontologist Today.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • Grant was a professor of paleontology at the University of Denver, and one of the foremost researchers in his field, but he had never been comfortable with social niceties.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Although many fields of science, such as physics and chemistry, had become federally funded, paleontology remained strongly dependent on private patrons.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Paleontology was essentially detective work, searching for clues in the fossil bones and the trackways of the long-vanished giants.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • And all the great disputes of paleontology were carried out in this fashion-including the bitter debate, in which Grant was a key figure, about whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • I didn’t have to think for very long to know that he couldn’t help me with the thing I had come about, because even if he deserved a Nobel for being the greatest living paleontologist, he also deserved one for being the oldest.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • He looked at the pile of stones, brushing through them with his band, following the instinct of a paleontologist.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Old Mr Eikhardt-he’s the paleontology/archaeology tute in the advanced class I take up at the Ed Center-he says they have a great classics and ancient artifacts department.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The home belongs to a retired paleontologist and von Rumpel believes it is here that the chief of security at the museum in Paris fled during the chaos following the invasion of France three years ago.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Bird asked what a paleontologist was and Mom said that if he took a complete, illustrated guide to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, shred it into a hundred pieces, cast them into the wind from the museum’s steps, let a few weeks pass, went back and scoured Fifth Avenue and Central Park for as many surviving scraps as he could find, then tried to reconstruct the history of painting, including schools, styles, genres, and names of painters from his scraps, that would be like being a…
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • …what a paleontologist was and Mom said that if he took a complete, illustrated guide to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, shred it into a hundred pieces, cast them into the wind from the museum’s steps, let a few weeks pass, went back and scoured Fifth Avenue and Central Park for as many surviving scraps as he could find, then tried to reconstruct the history of painting, including schools, styles, genres, and names of painters from his scraps, that would be like being a paleontologist.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • CHAPTER 35 DISCOVERY UPON DISCOVERY In order fully to understand the exclamation made by my uncle, and his allusions to these illustrious and learned men, it will be necessary to enter into certain explanations in regard to a circumstance of the highest importance to paleontology, or the science of fossil life, which had taken place a short time before our departure from the upper regions of the earth.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • "I read your book," I managed, "and I’m thinking of becoming a paleontologist.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • He asked me what I wanted to become and I said I’d briefly considbrior iered paleontology, and then he asked me what a paleontologist did, so I told him if he took a complete, illustrated guide to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, shredded it into a hundred pieces, cast them into the wind from the museum’s steps, etc., and then he asked me why I’d changed my mind, and I told him I thought I wasn’t cut out for it, so he asked me what I thought I was cut out for, and I said, "It’s a long…
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
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