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Re: Books etc on female paleontologists?




On Thu, 22 Dec 1994, NEIL CLARK wrote: 
> Does anyone know if there has been a book written on the life of Mary 
> Anning?  *Iguanodon* was first discovered by the wife of Gideon 
> Mantell while he was looking after some patients.  These are just two 
> dinosaur and related female palaeontologists.  There are many in 
> other fields of palaeontology too.
> Neil Clark

About MARY ANNING - through the Australian Bibliographic Network i 
discovered the existence of two fictionalized accounts of Mary Anning's 
life (1799-1847). There's THE DRAGON IN THE CLIFF : A NOVEL BASED ON THE 
LIFE OF MARY ANNING by Sheila Cole (N.Y. : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1991), 
and the other is DRAGON IN THE ROCKS : A STORY BASED ON THE CHILDHOOD OF 
EARLY PALEONTOLOGIST MARY ANNING by Marie Day (Toronto : Greey de Pencier 
Books, 1992). Both are assigned this subject heading: 
"Anning, Mary, 1799-1847 -- Juvenile fiction"
so i assume they're aimed at school-age children.

Aren't you glad to have a pedantic librarian on the Dinosaur List?

Cheers!
Andy Carr,
State Library of New South Wales,
Sydney 2000, N.S.W., Australia.