I'm currently studying early fossil hunters and early arctic explorers for a new book idea.
Today, I found a lot of great books at the library on both subjects.
I love my job!
Here's a sampling of what I found.
Terrible Lizard: The First Dinosaur Hunters and the Birth of a New Science
by Deborah Cadbury
It's an in-depth look at the early British naturalists and fossil hunters.
Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition
by Scott Cookman
Reading this, one wonders how anyone on any of those early arctic expeditions managed to survive.
The Fossil Hunter: Dinosaurs, Evolution and the Woman Whose Discoveries Changed the World
by Shelley Emling
A biography of fossil hunter Mary Anning and her place in the male dominated science field of the early nineteenth century.