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In 1812, Mary Anning, a poor woman from Lyme Regis, discovered the skeleton of a monster beneath the cliffs of Dorset. Her remarkable find set in motion a quest to understand the strange, buried world thought to exist before Noah's Flood. At Oxford University, the eccentric naturalist, the Reverend William Buckland, eagerly used his research into fossil remains in an attempt to prove the accuracy of the biblical record.
Meanwhile, another naturalist , Gideon Mantell, a shoemaker's son, uncovered giant bones in a Sussex quarry and became obsessed with the ancient past which he became to realise must once have been teeming with creatures up to 70 feet long. Initially spurned by the scientific establishment, he risked everything to reveal his vision of the lost world of the reptiles.
Despite all their efforts, it was the eminent anatomist Richard Owen, patronised by Royalty , the Prime Minister and the aristocracy, who scooped the credit for the discovery of dinosaurs. Through guile, political intrigue and brilliant scientific insight Owen rose from the surgeon's apprentice in Lancaster to the highest echelons of society and was fêted as the man who gave the extinct creatures their name.

In The Dinosaur Hunters, Deborah Cadbury re-creates the bitter feud between Mantell and Owen, which drove one of them to despair and secured for the other unrivalled international acclaim. Their struggle was to create a new science that would forever change man's perception of his place in the universe and that brought to light a prehistoric era that was more strange and awesome than anyone could have imagined.

Wildlife of Gondwana : Dinosaurs and Other Vertebrates from the Ancient Supercontinent (Life of the Past)
by Pat Vickers Rich, et al

From the late Paleozoic era to the early Mesozoic era, 350 million to 140 million years before the present, the latter-day continents and subcontinents of Antarctica, India, Australia, Africa, and South America formed a... Read more
Walking with Dinosaurs: A Natural History
by Tim Haines

The companion volume to the BBC/Discovery Channel series, Walking with Dinosaurs reads like a cross between a National Geographic article and the script from one of Disney's True Life Adventures films. Scenes from the daily... Read more


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