The Dinosaur Hunters: A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World

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This is the story of two nineteenth-century scientists who revealed one of the most significant and exciting 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 Feminisation of Nature.

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'Andrew Sachs, scrupulously maintains the even tone that befits cool scientific exposition.' The Daily Telegraph 'This is a story we should all know, a defining part of contemporary Western culture. I can't think of a better introduction.' Sunday Times

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