The Dinosaur Hunters

The Dinosaur Hunters: A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World

Language & Reference, Popular Science, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/07/2001
In stock
Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days
Make and edit your lists in your account
Check click & collect stock near you
Collect today: Pay in shop


The story of two nineteenth-century scientists who revealed one of the most significant and exciting 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.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781857029635
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 296g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm

Customer Reviews

View all
The Dinosaur Hunters
An Enjoyable, Informative Read
'The Dinosaur Hunters' is to date one of the best books I have ever read. Deborah Cadbury's history of the rivalry between the earliest geologists of Engla... READ MORE
Sean Byrne