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

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Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
Pages
128
Dimensions
7.3 X 9.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780358396055

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About the Author

Born in Yorkshire, England, Cheryl Blackford developed a passion for fossils and rocks when she was thirteen and would later graduate with a degree in geology. She has been fossil hunting in Lyme Regis and studied Anning artifacts and archival materials in Oxford and Bristol. This is her first biography for children. She lives in Minnesota. cherylblackford.com.

Reviews

"Deftly weaving in paleontological and geological facts, this riveting account presents an unflinching look at what it meant to be born poor, uneducated, female, and brilliant, at a time when women were denied the opportunity to become scientists. I couldn't put it down." -- Sarah Albee, NYT bestselling author of Accidental Archeologists and Bugged

"Well-written and thoroughly researched." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A personal and compelling glimpse into an important scientific mind." -- Booklist

"This in-depth, beautifully illustrated biography of Mary Anning sings with the passion and perseverance of the woman herself, who from girlhood on scoured the shifting cliffs of her native Dorset to dig out prehistoric mysteries and make sense of them--altering forever our view of the past." -- Joyce Sidman, Newbery Honor winner and Sibert Medal winner