Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Remarkable Creatures tells the embellished tale of the real-life people Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot. Anning was a famous paleontologist, fossil collector, and fossil dealer from Lyme Regis, England. Living from 1799 to 1847, Anning was a surprising expert in her field at a time when women were not allowed to engage in scientific pursuits. She fought stigma and the natural elements in order to discover and catalog her fossil finds along the now-famous "Jurrasic Coast."

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