The Dinosaur Hunters : A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World
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.
- Downloadable audio file
- 02 Jul 2009
- HarperCollins Publishers
- FOURTH ESTATE LTD
- London, United Kingdom
- Abridged Windows Media edition
About Deborah Cadbury
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'.