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Curiosity by Joan Thomas
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Aug 22, 10

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This work of historical fiction is sort of a mix between The Map that Changed the World and a racier Jane Austen novel (if there can be such a thing). Here is a summary from "More than 40 years before the publication of The Origin of Species, 12-year-old Mary Anning, a cabinet-maker's daughter, found the first intact skeleton of a prehistoric dolphin-like creature, and spent a year chipping it from the soft cliffs near Lyme Regis. This was only the first of many important discoveries made by this incredible woman, perhaps the most important paleontologist of her day." A very good read.

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