The Fossil Hunter

Author: Shelley Emling

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 023010097X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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At a time when women were excluded from science, a young girl made a discovery that marked the birth of paleontology and continues to feed the debate about evolution to this day. Mary Anning was only twelve years old when, in 1811, she discovered the first dinosaur skeleton--of an ichthyosaur--while fossil hunting on the cliffs of Lyme Regis, England. Until Mary's incredible discovery, it was widely believed that animals did not become extinct. The child of a poor family, Mary became a fossil hunter, inspiring the tongue-twister, "She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore." She attracted the attention of fossil collectors and eventually the scientific world. Once news of the fossils reached the halls of academia, it became impossible to ignore the truth. Mary's peculiar finds helped lay the groundwork for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, laid out in his On the Origin of Species. Darwin drew on Mary's fossilized creatures as irrefutable evidence that life in the past was nothing like life in the present. A story worthy of Dickens, The Fossil Hunter chronicles the life of this young girl, with dirt under her fingernails and not a shilling to buy dinner, who became a world-renowned paleontologist. Dickens himself said of Mary: "The carpenter's daughter has won a name for herself, and deserved to win it." Here at last, Shelley Emling returns Mary Anning, of whom Stephen J. Gould remarked, is "probably the most important unsung (or inadequately sung) collecting force in the history of paleontology," to her deserved place in history.

The Fossil Hunters

Author: Marilyn Helmer

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459808657

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 1803


Shelley arrives at her aunt and uncle's cottage on Grey Rocks Lake and is excited to see her cousin Kyle. Her excitement quickly turns to disappointed when she discovers Kyle's friend Marcus is staying at the cottage too. Shelley feels left out of the boys' games. Then the fossil she found at the beach goes missing, and she thinks Marcus took it. But when Topper, Kyle's dog, loses her ball, Shelley and Marcus are given an opportunity to become friends.

Travels with the Fossil Hunters

Author: P. J. Whybrow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521663016

Category: Science

Page: 212

View: 1009


Essays by British paleontologists capture the adventure and excitement of field work in Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Gibralter, Yemen, China, India, and Antarctica.

Mary Anning, the Fossil Hunter

Author: Dennis B. Fradin

Publisher: Silver Burdett Press

ISBN: 9780382394867

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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A biography of the young English girl who made a major fossil discovery at age twelve and grew up to be one of the world's foremost fossil hunters.

The Life of a Fossil Hunter

Author: Charles H. Sternberg

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 189

View: 3219


Fossil Hunters

Author: Richard Spilsbury

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1474746640

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5458


Amazing creatures have roamed our planet for millions of years. Many species from long ago have since become extinct. However, thanks to the adventurous work of some amazing fossil hunters we can study the fossils of these ancient species. Learn all about archeaologists and their incredible discoveries from the past, from tiny insects to giant sharks.

The Fossil Hunter

Author: Tea Cooper

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 1489299602

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

View: 2811


A fossil discovered at London's Natural History Museum leads one woman back in time to nineteenth century Australia and a world of scientific discovery and dark secrets in this compelling historical mystery. The Hunter Valley 1847 The last thing Mellie Vale remembers before the fever takes her is running through the bush as a monster chases her - but no one believes her story. In a bid to curb Mellie's overactive imagination, her benefactors send her to visit a family friend, Anthea Winstanley. Anthea is an amateur palaeontologist with a dream. She is convinced she will one day find proof the great sea dragons - the ichthyosaur and the plesiosaur - swam in the vast inland sea that millions of years ago covered her property at Bow Wow Gorge. Soon, Mellie shares that dream for she loves fossil hunting too... 1919 When Penelope Jane Martindale arrives home from the battlefields of World War I with the intention of making her peace with her father and commemorating the death of her two younger brothers in the trenches, her reception is not as she had hoped. Looking for distraction, she finds a connection between a fossil at London's Natural History museum and her brothers which leads her to Bow Wow Gorge. But the gorge has a sinister reputation - 70 years ago people disappeared. So when PJ uncovers some unexpected remains, it seems as if the past is reaching into the present and she becomes determined to discover what really happened all that time ago...

Rock & Fossil Hunter

Author: Ben Morgan

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241208203

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 2740


Explore the world of rocks and fossils with more than 30 fun, hands-on activities Start your own rock collection, grow your own gems and even create an erupting volcano! Rock and Fossil Hunter explains all the little-known facts about rocks and fossils through practical, hands-on activities that you can do at home. Get growing, making and creating with Rock and Fossil Hunter and find out how fossils form, why rocks can last for hundreds of years and much more. Each of the 30 activities have easy-to-follow instructions and specially commissioned photography to help you complete each project and learn about rocks from space, the changing landscape of our world and much more.

Fossil Hunters

Author: Tristan Poehlmann

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1532176198

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: N.A

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This book showcases the scientists who have discovered incredible fossils in deserts, rocky cliffs, underwater caves, and other locations all around the world. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

The Fossil Hunters

Author: Henry Nathaniel Andrews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 421

View: 9046