The Dinosaur Hunters: A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric WorldDownloadable audio file
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- Paperback $14.45
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- Format: Downloadable audio file
- Publication date: 2 July 2009
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0007333099
- ISBN 13: 9780007333097
- Edition: Abridged
- Edition statement: Abridged, Windows Media ed
The story of two nineteenth-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.
Deborah Cadbury is the award-winning TV science producer for the BBC, including Horizon for which she won an Emmy . She is also the highly-acclaimed author of 'The Seven Wonders of the Industrial World', 'The Feminisation of Nature', 'The Dinosaur Hunters', 'The Lost King of France' and 'Space Race'.