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Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

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Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1571

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A voyage of discovery, two remarkable women, and an extraordinary time and place enrich this New York Times bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier, author of At the Edge of the Orchard and Girl With a Pearl Earring. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. After enduring bitter cold, thunderstorms, and landslips, her challenges only grow when she falls in love with an impossible man. Mary soon finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who shares her passion for scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy, but ultimately turns out to be their greatest asset. Remarkable Creatures is a stunning historical novel that follows the story of two extraordinary 19th century fossil hunters who changed the scientific world forever.


Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

Author: Sean B. Carroll

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Category: Science

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1539

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An award-winning biologist takes us on the dramatic expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet. Just 150 years ago, most of our world was an unexplored wilderness. Our sense of its age was vague and vastly off the mark, and much of the knowledge of our own species’ history was a set of fantastic myths and fairy tales. In the tradition of The Microbe Hunters and Gods, Graves, andScholars, Sean Carroll leads a rousing voyage that recounts the most important discoveries in two centuries of natural history: from Darwin’s trip around the world to Charles Walcott’s discovery of pre-Cambrian life in the Grand Canyon; from Louis and Mary Leakey’s investigation of our deepest past in East Africa to the trailblazers in modern laboratories who have located a time clock in our DNA.


Tracy Chevalier 3-Book Collection: Girl With a Pearl Earring, Remarkable Creatures, Falling Angels

Tracy Chevalier 3-Book Collection: Girl With a Pearl Earring, Remarkable Creatures, Falling Angels

Tracy Chevalier 3-Book Collection: Girl With a Pearl Earring, Remarkable Creatures, Falling Angels

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 1024

Number of Views: 421

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Three of Tracy Chevalier’s highly acclaimed novels, GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, REMARKABLE CREATURES and FALLING ANGELS packaged together in one eBook for the first time.


Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 1185

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Mary Anning, born in a poor family, lived in Lyme Regis and from an early age was fascinated by the fossils, then called snake stones and devil's toenails, that could then be picked up on the beaches. She became far more interested when she realised that these could be sold to the gentry who had grown into avid collectors. She was supported by her family in her enterprise but was often ripped off by the buyers and derided by the scientists. One person came to her rescue: Elizabeth Philpot, daughter of a wealthy family who had settled in Dorset to escape the stultifying respectability of genteel London society. The two women, of different ages and very different class and background, became unlikely friends but the relationship was to take on stranger twists as the excitement of the fossil discoveries - Mary Anning finds the first complete plesiosaur - turns to religious difficulties as the importance of these finds begins to spread.


Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 352

Number of Views: 627

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A stunning novel of female friendship, forbidden love and evolution from the bestselling author of Girl with a Pearl Earring.


Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

Author: Sean B. Carroll

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Category: Science

Number of Pages: 331

Number of Views: 1759

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An award-winning biologist traces the contributions of pioneering scientists to the modern understanding of how Earth and the planet's life evolved, recounting such important discoveries as Darwin's trip around the world, Charles Walcott's discovery of pre-Cambrian life, the Leakeys' probe into humankind's remote past, and the mysteries of DNA.


Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

Remarkable Creatures

Author: Sean B. Carroll

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Science

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 1972

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In 1809, when Darwin was born, much of the world was an unexplored wilderness. Our knowledge of the past was nonexistent, and our picture of our species' history little more than a set of fantastic myths and fairytales. But a new era was dawning. Five decades later, On the Origin of the Species was able to draw on the pioneering work of explorers and naturalists to produce a theory that revolutionized our conception of our world. And the revolution didn't stop with the publication of Darwin's masterwork. 150 years later, his 'dangerous idea' is still headline news, denied by many, capable of enraging and dividing, even as biologists decipher the 3-billion-year history of life as written in our very DNA. This book tells the stories of the most dramatic adventures and important discoveries in two centuries of natural history - from Alexander von Humboldt's epic journeys in South America to the hi-tech genome-reading projects making headlines today - and how they gave birth to and have nourished the evolution revolution.