About this book
The story of Mary Anning, the 19th century fossil hunter from Lyme Regis whose discoveries sparked a scientific debate which continues to this day. The dinosaur fossils she uncovered were proof of extinction, an important step which led to Darwin's theory of evolution; this book establishes the importance of Anning in the history of science.
In 1811, Mary Anning discovered the first ever dinosaur skeleton and became a fossil hunter, attracting the attention of the scientific world. Until then, it was believed that animals did not become extinct, but the bizarre nature of the fossils Anning found made it impossible to ignore the truth about evolution.