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Fossil Hunter: How Mary Anning Changed the Science of Prehistoric Life

Mary Anning grew up on the south coast of England in a region rich in fossils. As teenagers, she and her brother Joseph discovered England’s first complete ichthyosaur. Poor and uneducated, Anning would become one of the most celebrated paleontologists ever, though in her time she supported herself selling by fossils and received little formal recognition. Her findings helped shape scientific thinking about extinction and prehistoric life long before Darwin published his famous work on evolution.

With engaging text, photographs, and stunning paleoart, Fossil Hunter introduces this self-taught scientist, now recognized as one of the greatest fossilists the world has ever known. Thorough research and high-quality illustrations — including reproductions of some of Anning's sketches — make this a visually appealing and detailed account of Anning's life. STEM-lovers and dinosaur fans will love learning all about this inspiring pioneer in paleontology.

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"This admiring tribute is well written and thoroughly researched. Its handsome design includes captioned, high-quality color and black-and-white paleoart, archival photos, and engravings as well as some of Anning’s sketches and excerpts from her correspondence with friends and fellow scientists.... Solid, respectful scholarship tailored for mature, serious-minded young readers." — Kirkus Reviews

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Recommended Age 8 and up
Author Cheryl Blackford
ISBN 0358396050
Publication Date Jan 25, 2022
Publisher Clarion Books
Language English