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The History of Life on Our Planet

“My professional life is spent telling people about the history of life on earth through fossils…” Cambridge University Paleontologist and science guide wunderkind Dr Aaron Hunter – in the company of Mary Anning, one of ten British women who most influenced the history of science – whirls us back 190 million years. Hang on to your hat. London’s Natural History Museum. Marine Reptile Gallery. Mary Anning’s specimens changed our view of the history of life. She sells seashells on the seashore. One of the fossils she discovered is the one we’re standing before. What you are seeing here is something very special – one of the first animals we know to give birth to live young…

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