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

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By (author) Deborah Cadbury, Read by Andrew Sachs

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  • 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

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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.

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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'.