Remarkable Creatures Epub ¼ Hardcover

In 1810 a sister and brother uncover the fossilized skull of an unknown animal in the cliffs on the south coast of England With its long snout and prominent teeth it might be a crocodile – except that it has a huge bulbous eye Remarkable Creatures is the story of Mary Anning who has a talent for finding fossils and whose discovery of ancient marine reptiles such as that ichthyosaur shakes the scientific community and leads to new ways of thinking about the creation of the worldWorking in an arena dominated by middle class men however Mary finds herself out of step with her working class background In danger of being an outcast in her community she takes solace in an unlikely friendship with Elizabeth Philpot a prickly London spinster with her own passion for fossilsThe strong bond between Mary and Elizabeth sees them through struggles with poverty rivalry and ostracism as well as the physical dangers of their chosen obsession It reminds us that friendship can outlast storms and landslides anger and jealousy

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    Some of my favorite things about Remarkable Creatures1 Bathing machines 2 Fossils of course 3 A regency era book about friendship between two women rather than the marriage of some rehabilitated rake and some nubile4 Elizabeth's characterization of people based upon what feature they lead with eyes hair hands 5 FossilsI enjoyed this book a lot after I came across some information about who Mary Anning really was At first I did not realize this was based on the stories of real people and the amazing discoveries of two women inlcuding the first ichthyosaur skeleton correctly identifiedVery enjoyable and now I want to go to Lyme Regis with a little hammer and hunt for fossils