Here are some subjects with which this (extremely long) New Yorker article concerns itself:
- The history of fossil collection, both scientific and commercial.
- A box of shoes “that turned out to be the skulls of Chinese dinosaurs.”
- A letter from a fossil poacher to a mysterious dealer named “Butts.”
- A court case called United States of America v. One Tyrannosaurus Bataar Skeleton.
- Like two hundred other bizarre and fascinating aspects of the black market for dinosaur bones.