She Sold Seashells ...and Dragons
The Curious Story of Mary Anning Re-imagined
by Wolfgang Grulke
ISBN 9781916039452, published in 2023 by At One Communications, hardcover, about 7.5 by 7.5 inches, 19 by 19 cm., 96 pages illustrated by color and monotone plates throughout the book
Unveiling the Past: A Remarkable Tale of Mary Anning and the Dawn of Paleontology
Pioneered by award-winning author Wolfgang Grulke, this groundbreaking book stands as the first to seamlessly blend artificial intelligence with scholarly research to narrate the captivating story of Mary Anning. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century England, Anning, a woman far ahead of her time, courageously defied societal norms and established herself as the first female fossil collector. Her remarkable discoveries, including the awe-inspiring "sea dragons," seashells, and a myriad of natural wonders, earned her recognition among the scientific elite. Yet, despite her groundbreaking contributions, Anning's work was not fully embraced during her lifetime, largely due to prevailing gender and social biases.
With its captivating narrative and stunning AI-generated imagery reminiscent of Anning's era, this book masterfully transports readers to a time when scientific exploration knew no bounds. The seamless integration of AI technology not only enhances the storytelling but also serves as a testament to Anning's unwavering spirit and the enduring legacy she left behind.