“Fossil Hunter: How Mary Anning Changed the Science of Prehistoric Life” (CLICK HERE for it)
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. The book is mostly about Mary Anning’s work with fossils, but it also touches on her faith, on the role of other people of faith (mostly clergymen in the Church of England) involved in the search for fossils, and on the difficulties these people experienced in finding that the world appeared to be older than what a plain reading of the Bible would seem to suggest. (CLICK HERE to continue).
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