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    Chapwi
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    The Dinosaur Hunters (Book)

    Post  Chapwi on Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:42 am

    Iam reading this book at the moment brilliant read check it out!!!

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dinosaur-Hunters-Scientific-Discovery-Prehistoric/dp/1857029631

    The Dinosaur Hunters tells the story of the pioneers of dinosaur discovery in England. These were a mixed bunch indeed, and this is what I found truly fascinating. That Mary Anning, a woman on the poverty line, could play as big a part as Gideon Mantell and establisment figure Richard Owen is extraordinary.
    We take the dinosaurs for granted these days, and it is easy to forget that nobody had much of a clue what they would have looked like or what size they were after finding the first few bones. The book brings this discovery to life and puts the flesh on the bones, so to speak.

    It's a great human and scientific story
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    Re: The Dinosaur Hunters (Book)

    Post  pendlebury on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:32 pm

    Ive read that book craig by Deborah Cadbury . Im now in the process of tracking any books down about William Buckland or Gideon Mantell.
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    Re: The Dinosaur Hunters (Book)

    Post  Kosmos on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:02 am

    I was looking at it for sale on amazon last week. What kind of information does it include?
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    Re: The Dinosaur Hunters (Book)

    Post  macrocephale on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:21 am

    pendlebury wrote:Ive read that book craig by Deborah Cadbury . Im now in the process of tracking any books down about William Buckland or Gideon Mantell.

    A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson covers all of this- it's basically the history of science, including palaeontology, it's also a great read anyway, he's a really good writer.

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