The Dinosaur Hunters: A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World

The Dinosaur Hunters: A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World, by Deborah Cadbury

Synopsis: 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.

2001 WINNER OF THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE DINGLE PRIZE

Published: December 2000 | ISBN: 978-1857029635

Mini-bio: Deborah Cadbury is an award-winning British author and BBC television producer specialising in fundamental issues of science and history, and their effects on modern society. Wikipedia

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