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Terrible Lizard re-creates the bitter feud between two nineteenth-century English naturalists -- Gideon Mantell, a poor ...
Terrible Lizard re-creates the bitter feud between two nineteenth-century English naturalists -- Gideon Mantell, a poor country doctor, and Richard Owen, an eminent and well-connected anatomist -- which drove one of them to despair and ruin and secured for the other unrivaled international acclaim. Their struggle brought to light the age of dinosaurs and created a new science that would forever change man's perception of his place in the universe.
". . . No other narrative I know illustrates the human element in scientific discovery quite so dramatically."(Evening Standard)
|1||An Ocean Turned to Stone||3|
|2||The World in a Pebble||33|
|3||Toast of Mice and Crocodiles for Tea||58|
|4||The Subterranean Forest||80|
|5||The Giant Saurians||101|
|6||The Young Contender||129|
|8||The Geological Age of Reptiles||165|
|9||Nature, Red in Tooth and Claw||182|
|14||Nature without God?||302|
|Notes and Sources||327|