The Dinosaur Hunters: A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World (Text Only Edition)
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.
Note that it has not been possible to include the same picture content that appeared in the original print version.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mbmackay - LibraryThing
Story of class & competition for glory over early dinosaur fossil finds. Very readable while comprehensively researched. Richard Owens comes out badly. Read Oct 2005 Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - untraveller - LibraryThing
A very good read....I've wanted to get into the beginnings of geology through its start in England for some time and my recent trip to Lyme Regis ignited that fire. I'm starting off a bit slow, but ... Read full review
The World in a Pebble
Toast of Mice and Crocodiles vﬁor
The Giant Saurians
The Young Contender
The Geological Age of Reptiles
Nature Red in Tooth and Claw