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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, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Palgrave Macmillan pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of Mary Anning who became a world-renowned paleontologist. Mary's peculiar finds helped lay the groundwork for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mary Anning
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley Emling
ISBN: 0230103421 9780230103429
OCLC Number: 663080324
Description: xiii, 234 p. : ill. ; 24 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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Chronicles the life of Mary Anning who became a world-renowned paleontologist. Mary's peculiar finds helped lay the groundwork for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

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"Emling writes with a style that makes The Fossil Hunter very hard to put down before reaching the last page." - Winnepeg Free Press"Readable,journalistic,Emling's amply footnoted book skillfully Read more...

 
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