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

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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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781857029635
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 296 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


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`No other narrative I know illustrates the human element in scientific discovery quite so dramatically.' Evening Standard

'This is a tale of intrigue and deception, of burning ambition and failed dreams. The bitter clashes between the men who dominated 19th- century geology are exquisitely portrayed by Deborah Cadbury in this scholarly yet exhilarating book.' Independent

'This is a story we should all know, a defining part of contemporary western culture. I can't think of a better introduction.'
Sunday Times

'This is a wonderful book, evoking a time when science required remarkable people to conduct it.' Observer

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“An Enjoyable, Informative Read”

'The Dinosaur Hunters' is to date one of the best books I have ever read. Deborah Cadbury's history of the rivalry between the earliest geologists of England (and France) is well researched and superbly... More

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