!!> Ebook ➧ Jurassic Mary: Mary Anning and the Primeval Monsters ➨ Author Pierce – Tactical-player.co.uk
Well written with precise details of finds and the difficulties of being a woman pursuing a particular career. Spinster Mary Anning, Uneducated And Poor, Was Of The Wrong Sex, Wrong Class And Wrong Religion, But Fate Decreed That She Was Exactly The Right Person In The Right Place And Time To Pioneer The Emerging Science Of Palaeontology, The Study Of Fossils Born In Lyme Regis In , Mary Learned To Collect Fossils With Her Cabinet Maker Father The Unstable Cliffs And Stealthy Sea Made The Task Dangerous But After Her Father Died The Sale Of Fossils Sustained Her Family Mary S Fame Started As An Infant When She Survived A Lightning Strike That Killed The Three Adults Around Her Then, Aged Twelve, She Caught The Public S Attention When She Unearthed The Skeleton Of A Fish Lizard Or Ichthyosaurus She Later Found The First Plesiosaurus Giganteus, With Its Extraordinary Long Neck Associated With The Loch Ness Monster, And,dramatically, She Unearthed The First, Still Rare, Dimorphodon Macronyx, A Frightening Flying Dragon With Hand Claws And Teeth Yet Her Many Discoveries Were Announced To The World By Male Geologists Like The Irrepressible William Buckland And Sir Henry De La Beche And They Often Received The Credit In Jurassic Mary Patricia Pierce Redresses This Imbalance, Bringing To Life The Extraordinary, Little Known Story Of This Determined And Pioneering Woman Great book of a wonderful largely under rated lady. An enjoyable read about an unsung heroine Slightly irritated by the author s habit of highlighting spelling errors in period quotes. The book follows the life and tribulations of this most famous fossil finder It is fiction but charts the real people that Anning met and the circumstances of these meetings I enjoyed it and learned something of the history of 19th century fossil hunting. Interesting to read about how women were discriminated against not that long ago Mary Anning was a true pioneer. Great book for my daughter who is really into dinosaurs wants to be a palaeontologist. An intimate portrayal of a woman who changed the way we view dinosaurs We owe much to her.