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

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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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Does what Simon Winchester tried to do in Map That Changed The World but so much better. I read a lot of popular science books and this is one of the very best. Read full review

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A fascinating history of early geologists and paleontologists in Britain, including their fossil discoveries, attempts to reconcile the evidence with Biblical accounts of creation, and the rivalry between the leading minds of the day. Very well written. 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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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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