The story of two 19th-century scientists who revealed one of the most significant 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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Defines what we now know.
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This book is wonderfully written and superbly narrated. It is also quite light hearted. It grips you from the very start and is never boring.
Has to be Mary Anning, probably the first true dinosaur hunter, and one of the most overlooked people in history.
Can't fault it he is a good choice for this book and obviously enjoyed it.
Yes how poor the Anning family were
This is one of my favorite audiobooks it really is hard to fault, except that author does refer to the Bible saying the world was made in seven days, it says six, as the Almighty rested on the seventh, but it's the only fly in the ointment which is otherwise very informative and entertaining.