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.
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Review: The Dinosaur HuntersUser 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
Review: The Dinosaur HuntersUser Review - B. - Goodreads
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
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