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This is an auction for THE DINOSAUR HUNTERS: A TRUE STORY OF SCIENTIFIC RIVALRY AND THE DISCOVERY OF THE PREHISTORIC WORLD by Deborah Cadbury.

Amazon.com review:

“The term ‘dinosaur’ was coined in 1842 by an English anatomist, Richard Owen, a highly ambitious, machiavellian schemer and the villain of Deborah Cadbury's THE DINOSAUR HUNTERS. Her hero is Gideon Mantell, a practising doctor, who found and first described many of the bones of the beasts that subsequently became known as dinosaurs. THE DINOSAUR HUNTERS brilliantly evokes the Dickensian world of early Victorian science and society. From Mary Anning, the self-taught fossil hunter of Lyme Regis, to the academic and deeply eccentric Dean Buckland of Oxford University, she tells of reputations made and lost as self-help, self-promotion, pride, folly and social climbing played their part in the emerging story of the geological past. The dinosaurs, although central to the story, are also a vehicle for the much larger, more interesting and important story about the struggle to understand the meaning of fossils and what they tell us about prehistory. With black and white illustrations, extensive notes, a bibliography and index, the result is one of the best popular science histories.”

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2001.

374 pages.

Black & white illustrations throughout.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $5.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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