How Mary Anning Changed the Science of Prehistoric Life
A fascinating, highly visual 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.
With engaging text, photographs, and stunning paleoart, Fossil Hunter introduces this self-taught scientist, now recognized as one of the greatest fossilists the world has ever known.
Praise For Fossil Hunter: How Mary Anning Changed the Science of Prehistoric Life…
"Deftly weaving in paleontological and geological facts, this riveting account presents an unflinching look at what it meant to be born poor, uneducated, female, and brilliant, at a time when women were denied the opportunity to become scientists. I couldn’t put it down.” –Sarah Albee, NYT bestselling author of Accidental Archeologists and Bugged
Clarion Books, 9780358396055, 128pp.
Publication Date: January 25, 2022
About the Author
later graduate with a degree in Geology. She has been fossil hunting in Lyme Regis, studied Anning artifacts and archival
materials in Oxford and Bristol. This is her first biography for children. She now lives in Minnesota.