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Mary Anning: One of the most important fossil figures of all time

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Hello all, has anyone ever read this book? If not, you should try it. It describes the life and times of Mary Anning, the dirt-poor female fossil hunter from Lyme Regis, as she struggles to make her way when Geology was in its infancy and wealthy men were its only disciples.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fossil-hunter-shelley-emling/1101905135?ean=9780230103429&st=PLA&sid=BNB_DRS_New+Core+Shopping+Books_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP211455&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIncKMvIiX3AIVz4uzCh0GMwrOEAQYASABEgK83PD_BwE

 

 

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Looks like a great read. I'll have to check it out. I like reading about the "underdogs" who defied the odds and made significant contributions to science. Alfred Russel Wallace was eclipsed by the larger figure of Charles Darwin but was every bit as important in birthing the theory of evolution. Being an "outsider" not formally trained in paleontology, I always cheer for the lay people who choose to work with the formally trained scientists. ;)

 

 

Cheers.

 

-Ken

 

EDIT: My library didn't have this book yet so I just purchased my own copy.

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