Book review: ‘The Dinosaur Hunters’ by Deborah Cadbury

The Victorian search for dinosaurs.

The Dinosaur HuntersA highly entertaining book about the early days of British paleontology, concentrating mainly on the rival figures of Gideon Mantell and Richard Owen.

Note: The American title for this book is Terrible Lizard: The First Dinosaur Hunters and the Birth of a New Science.

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteFacebookTwitterNewsletterBooks
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