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DISCOVERING DOROTHEA: THE LIFE OF THE PIONEERING FOSSIL-HUNTER DOROTHEA BATE (Second hand copy)

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DISCOVERING DOROTHEA: THE LIFE OF THE PIONEERING FOSSIL-HUNTER DOROTHEA BATE

By Karolyn Shindler

Hardback (Second hand copy)

From the cover:

This book tells the untold story of the life of Dorothea Bate (1878- 1951), British palaeontologist and pioneer of archaeozoology.

Bate was an intrepid woman adventurer and early scientific pioneer who explored Cyprus, Crete and the little-known Majorca and Menorca, braving considerable physical hardship. In remote caves in mountains and sea-battered cliffs, she discovered fossil evidence of unique species of extinct fauna, previously unknown to science, including dwarf elephants and hippos and giant dormice. Her remarkable career brought her into contact with many of the greatest archaeologists and palaeontologists of the twentieth century, among them Sir Arthur Evans and Louis and Mary Leakey.

This vivid and engaging biography reveals not only a unique and indomitable woman, but also the splendid personalities who worked behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum and in the expanding world of archaeology in the first half of the twentieth century.



Published by Harper Collins in 2005.

Hardback. Dust jacket.  390 pages. Very good condition.   



Size: 24 x 16 centimetres
Weight: 724 grams

PRICE: £5.00
DISCOVERING DOROTHEA: THE LIFE OF THE PIONEERING FOSSIL-HUNTER DOROTHEA BATE (Second hand copy)