Fossil Hunter by Cheryl Blackford audiobook

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

By Cheryl Blackford
Read by Moira Quirk

HarperAudio, Clarion Books, HarperAudio 9780358396055

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212049184

  • ISBN: 9798200736874

  • ISBN: 9798200736881

Runtime: 1.74 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

“This in-depth 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

A fascinating biography of Mary Anning, the Victorian fossil hunter who changed scientific thinking about prehistoric life and would become one of the most celebrated paleontologists of all time. Perfect for children learning about woman scientists like Ada Lovelace, Jane Goodall, and Katherine Johnson.

Mary Anning grew up on the south coast of England in a region rich in fossils. As teenagers, she and her brother Joseph discovered England’s first complete ichthyosaur. Poor and uneducated, Anning would become one of the most celebrated paleontologists ever, though in her time she supported herself selling by fossils and received little formal recognition. Her findings helped shape scientific thinking about extinction and prehistoric life long before Darwin published his famous work on evolution.

Fossil Hunter introduces this self-taught scientist, now recognized as one of the greatest fossilists the world has ever known. 

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Author Bio: Cheryl Blackford

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Runtime: 1.74
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English