David Ward (palaeontologist)
He worked for 14 years as a veterinary surgeon while being an amateur palaeontologist and taking part in several expeditions to Africa. In 1988 he retired from medicine to devote himself completely to palaeontology. He travelled extensively in Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Americas, as well as to Uzbekistan, Russia and Kazakhstan.
He published over 50 scientific articles and co-authored a bestelling book, Fossils (Smithsonian Handbook series).
- "2007 Skinner Award Recipient". vertpaleo.org. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
- [http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Fossils/David-Ward/e/9780789489845 From the synopsis of the book, Cyril Walker, David Ward Fossils : Smithsonian Handbook, ISBN 0-7894-8984-8 (2002, paperback, revisited), ISBN 1-56458-074-1 (1992, 1st edition).
- "Megalodon: Hunting the Hunter", by Mark Renz, p. viii