The Dinosaur Hunters: A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World (Text Only Edition) (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins UK, May 31, 2012 - Science - 384 pages
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The story of two nineteenth-century scientists who revealed one of the most significant and exciting events in the natural history of this planet: the existence of dinosaurs.

In ‘The Dinosaur Hunters’ Deborah Cadbury brilliantly recreates the remarkable story of the bitter rivalry between two men: Gideon Mantell uncovered giant bones in a Sussex quarry, became obsessed with the lost world of the reptiles and was driven to despair. Richard Owen, a brilliant anatomist, gave the extinct creatures their name and secured for himself unrivalled international acclaim.

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User Review  - Nimue Brown - Goodreads

A glimpse into the ideas, and alien world view of the 1800s. This book is as interesting for its insights into human history as it is for the dinosaur content. You need to like fossils as much as you ... Read full review

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User Review  - Caroline Kennedy - Goodreads

Absolutely loved this book. Well researched. Fascinating story blended with larger than life rival characters and egos. Compelled me to instantly go out and buy Remarkable Creatures to learn more about the subject. Read full review

Contents

The World in a Pebble
33
Toast of Mice and Crocodiles vfior
80
The Giant Saurians
101
The Young Contender
129
Satans Creatures
148
The Geological Age of Reptiles
165
Nature Red in Tooth and Claw
182
Nil Desperandum
202
Dinosa uria
254
Dinornania
302
Epilogue
323
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254
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About the author (2012)

Deborah Cadbury is the award-winning TV science producer for the BBC, including Horizon for which she won an Emmy . She is also the highly-acclaimed author of ‘The Seven Wonders of the Industrial World’, ‘The Feminisation of Nature’, ‘The Dinosaur Hunters’, ‘The Lost King of France’ and ‘Space Race’.

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