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The fossil hunter : dinosaurs, evolution, and the woman whose discoveries changed the world

Author: Shelley Emling
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Mary Anning was only twelve years old when, in 1811, she discovered the first dinosaur skeleton - an ichthyosaur - while fossil hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England. The child of a poor family, Mary became a fossil hunter, inspiring the tongue-twister, "She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore." She attracted the attention of fossil collectors and, eventually, of the scientific world. At the time, it was widely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Mary Anning; Mary Anning; Mary Anning
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley Emling
ISBN: 9780230611566 0230611567
OCLC Number: 226357174
Description: xiii, 234 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Snakestones, thunderbolts, and verteberries --
A fantastic beast --
An unimaginable world --
A great kindness --
A long-necked beauty --
The hidden mysteries of coprolites --
Finally, the big city of London --
An amazing new fish --
Spilling secrets --
Esteemed visitors --
The earth moves --
The making of a legend.
Responsibility: Shelley Emling.
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In 1811, Mary Anning discovered the first ever dinosaur skeleton and became a fossil hunter, attracting the attention of the scientific world. Until then, it was believed that animals did not become  Read more...

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