The Dinosaur Hunters

  • by Deborah Cadbury
  • Narrated by Andrew Sachs
  • 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The story of two 19th-century scientists who revealed one of the most significant 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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Every word worth reading for dino addicts.

Here's how all the dino frenzy started! You can't dwell in this realm without knowing the basic, essential information that this book provides. Great reading from start to finish.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-22-2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited