Discovering Dorothea

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The Pioneering Fossil-Hunter Dorothea Bate

In 1898, a 19-year-old girl marched into the Natural History Museum in South Kensington and demanded a job. At the time no women worked there as scientists, but for the determined Dorothea Bate this was the first step in an extraordinary career as a pioneering explorer and fossil-hunter.

 

By Karolyn Shindler. 390 pages