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Terrible lizard : the first dinosaur hunters and the birth of a new science

Author: Deborah Cadbury
Publisher: New York : Holt, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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The author presents the story of a twelve-year-old who found a seventeen foot long skeleton in 1812, of the Reverend William Buckland who was interested in "undergroundology" in his attempts to prove the accuracy of the Biblical accounts of creation, of Dr. Gideon Mantell who uncovered petrified bones in a Sussex quarry, and of his feud with the anatomist Richard Owen "who claimed the credit for the discovery of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Gideon Algernon Mantell; Richard Owen; Gideon Algernon Mantell; Richard Owen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Cadbury
ISBN: 0805067728 9780805067729
OCLC Number: 45637101
Notes: Published simultaneously in Great Britain.
Description: x, 374 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. An ocean turned to stone --
2. The world in a pebble --
3. Toast of mice and crocodiles for tea --
4. The subterranean forest --
5. The giant Saurians --
6. The young contender --
7. Satan's creatures --
8. The geological age of reptiles --
9. Nature, red in tooth and claw --
10. Nil desperandum --
11. Dinosauria --
12. The arch-hater --
13. Dinomania --
14. Nature without God?
Responsibility: Deborah Cadbury.
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The author presents the story of a twelve-year-old who found a seventeen foot long skeleton in 1812, of the Reverend William Buckland who was interested in "undergroundology" in his attempts to prove the accuracy of the Biblical accounts of creation, of Dr. Gideon Mantell who uncovered petrified bones in a Sussex quarry, and of his feud with the anatomist Richard Owen "who claimed the credit for the discovery of the dinosaurs."--Jacket.

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