Gideon Mantell and the Discovery of Dinosaurs

Gideon Mantell and the Discovery of Dinosaurs


  • Author : Dennis R. Dean
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-01-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 0521420482


Gideon Mantell and the Discovery of Dinosaurs Book Description :

Gideon Mantell and the Discovery of Dinosaurs is a scholarly yet accessible biography--the first in a generation--of a pioneering dinosaur hunter and scholar. Gideon Mantell discovered the Iguanodon (a famous tale set right in this book) and several other dinosaur species, spent over twenty-five years restoring Iguanodon fossils, and helped establish the idea of an Age of Reptiles that ended with their extinction at the conclusion of the Mesozoic Era. He had significant interaction with such well-known figures as James Parkinson, Georges Cuvier, Charles Lyell, Roderick Murchison, Charles Darwin, and Richard Owen. Dennis Dean, a well-known scholar of geology and the Victorian era, here places Mantell's career in its cultural context, employing original research in archives throughout the world, including the previously unexamined Mantell family papers in New Zealand.

Iguanodon and Dr  Gideon Mantell

Iguanodon and Dr Gideon Mantell


  • Author : Brooke Hartzog
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 0823953254


Iguanodon and Dr Gideon Mantell Book Description :

Tells how two amateur paleontologists, an English doctor and his wife, found a fossilized tooth that led to the discovery of a large species of dinosaurs known as Iguanodons.

Dinosaur Doctor

Dinosaur Doctor


  • Author : E. M. R. Critchley
  • Publisher : Amberley Pub Plc
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1848689470


Dinosaur Doctor Book Description :

A fascinating biography of one of the key figures in the early study of dinosaurs.

The Fossils of the South Downs

The Fossils of the South Downs


  • Author : Gideon Algernon Mantell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1822
  • Genre: Fossils
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN 10 : ONB:+Z153676405


The Fossils of the South Downs Book Description :

Gideon Mantell (1790-1852) was an English physician and geologist best known for pioneering the scientific study of dinosaurs. After an apprenticeship to a local surgeon in Sussex, Mantell became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1811. He developed an interest in fossils, and in 1822 his discovery of fossil teeth which he later identified as belonging to an iguana-like creature he named Iguanadon spurred research into ancient fossils. This volume, first published in 1822, contains Mantell's early research into fossil remains of southern England. Arranged according to rock type and strata, Mantell provides descriptions and analysis of fossil tropical plants, fish, molluscs and what he described as 'an animal of the lizard tribe, of enormous magnitude'. This volume was the first published work to describe a collection of dinosaur remains and provides a fascinating view of early palaeontological research before the formation of the discipline.

The Dinosaur Hunters  A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World  Text Only Edition
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The Dinosaur Hunters A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World Text Only Edition


  • Author : Deborah Cadbury
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2012-05-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007388943


The Dinosaur Hunters A True Story of Scientific Rivalry and the Discovery of the Prehistoric World Text Only Edition Book Description :

The story of two nineteenth-century scientists who revealed one of the most significant and exciting events in the natural history of this planet: the existence of dinosaurs.

The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries

The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries


  • Author : Donald R. Prothero
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231546461


The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries Book Description :

Today, any kid can rattle off the names of dozens of dinosaurs. But it took centuries of scientific effort—and a lot of luck—to discover and establish the diversity of dinosaur species we now know. How did we learn that Triceratops had three horns? Why don’t many paleontologists consider Brontosaurus a valid species? What convinced scientists that modern birds are relatives of ancient Velociraptor? In The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries, Donald R. Prothero tells the fascinating stories behind the most important fossil finds and the intrepid researchers who unearthed them. In twenty-five vivid vignettes, he weaves together dramatic tales of dinosaur discoveries with what modern science now knows about the species to which they belong. Prothero takes us from eighteenth-century sightings of colossal bones taken for biblical giants through recent discoveries of enormous predators even larger than Tyrannosaurus. He recounts the escapades of the larger-than-life personalities who made modern paleontology, including scientific rivalries like the nineteenth-century “Bone Wars.” Prothero also details how to draw the boundaries between species and explores debates such as whether dinosaurs had feathers, explaining the findings that settled them or keep them going. Throughout, he offers a clear and rigorous look at what paleontologists consider sound interpretation of evidence. An essential read for any dinosaur lover, this book teaches us to see an ancient world ruled by giant majestic creatures anew.

The Terrible Lizard

The Terrible Lizard


  • Author : Deborah Cadbury
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2002-06-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0805070877


The Terrible Lizard Book Description :

In 1812, the skeleton of a monster was discovered beneath the cliffs of Dorset, setting in motion a collision between science and religion, and among scientists eager to claim supremacy in a brand-new field. For Reverend William Buckland, an eccentric naturalist at Oxford University, the fossil remains of a creature that existed before Noah's flood inspired an attempt to prove the accuracy of the biblical record. Novelist Gideon Mantell also became obsessed with the ancient past, and eminent anatomist Richard Owen soon entered the fray, claiming credit for the discovery of the dinosaurs. In a fast-paced narrative, Terrible Lizard re-creates the bitter feud between Mantell and Owen. Revealing a strange, awesome prehistoric era, their struggle set the stage for Darwin's shattering theories -- and for controversies that still rage today.

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems


  • Author : Pascal Godefroit
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 629
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253357212


Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems Book Description :

The first complete dinosaur skeleton, that of an Iguanodon, was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart in 1878. This book examines the Bernissart locality, the methodology of the excavation, and the genus Iguanodon.

The Complete Dinosaur
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The Complete Dinosaur


  • Author : M. K. Brett-Surman
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 1112
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253357014


The Complete Dinosaur Book Description :

This is a New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book of 1998. While the inhabitants of the lost world have long held sway over our imaginations, in recent years dinosaur science has experienced an explosive growth. More books on dinosaurs have been published in the past decade than in all the previous 150 years since Richard Owen named these 'fearfully great lizards' (correctly, 'reptiles'), and dinosaur research continues to make headlines. Reporting the latest discoveries and research, this book is an exuberant celebration of dinosaurs and of our ongoing fascination with them. Here, in one volume, is the single, most-authoritative account of dinosaur paleontology for the general reader. So rapidly has the field expanded that no individual can hope to master all the aspects of dinosaur paleontology. For this book, the editors have brought together forty-six experts in subjects ranging from functional morphology and paleobiology to biogeography and systematics to present a thorough survey of the dinosaurs from the earliest discoveries through the contemporary controversies over their extinction. Where contention exists, as over the question of whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded or cold-blooded, the editors have let the experts agree to disagree. Throughout technical jargon is kept to a minimum, and there is also a glossary of less familiar terms. Readers will find a wealth of information on the study and classification of dinosaurs, on each of the dinosaur groups, and on dinosaur biology and evolution. Not the least among these riches are the more than 350 illustrations (Including 16 pages of color plates), many prepared especially for this volume. The volume concludes with a survey of dinosaurs in the media and a chronology of the history of dinosaur science. This is the single most authoritative account of dinosaur paleontology for the general public, all in one volume. Sumptuously illustrated, with up-to-the-minute information, it features: more than 350