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FOSSILS: THE KEY TO THE PAST epub

by R.A. Fortey


FOSSILS: THE KEY TO THE PAST epub

ISBN: 0113100191

ISBN13: 978-0113100194

Author: R.A. Fortey

Category: Science

Subcategory: Earth Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: STATIONERY OFFICE BOOKS; 2Rev Ed edition (December 1991)

Pages: 185 pages

ePUB book: 1786 kb

FB2 book: 1131 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 139

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Fossils retain a mystique unmatched by most other natural wonders. They provide a window into the deep past and a hint of life's immense variety

Fossils retain a mystique unmatched by most other natural wonders. They provide a window into the deep past and a hint of life's immense variety. Richard Fortey, whose reputation is built on a long career studying trilobite fossils, provides a richly illustrated summary of the prizes of paleontology. Carefully written to show the science behind fossil hunting, he avidly encourages amateurs with this book also. He explains how fossils were the key element in establishing the science of geology by William Smith.

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Drawing on the latest information, he discusses evolution and extinction, the economic uses of fossils, such as oil and coal, as well as offering advice for making a fossil collection. You are browsing: All Fossils: The Key to the Past. Foyalty 60. Fossils: The Key to the Past (Hardback). His previous books include The Hidden Landscape, which won The Natural World Book of the Year in 1993, Life: An Unauthorised Biography which was shortlisted for the Rhone Poulenc Prize in 1998, Trilobite!

Fortey?s book is original in that it views the fossils as a product of the continuously changing earth. The text flows well and is written with confidence and in a pleasantly uncomplicated style.

Fortey?s book is original in that it views the fossils as a product of the continuously changing earth. This primer on fossils is a good introduction to paleontology and an excellent selection for fossil collectors or general readers interested in the field. The text is nicely illustrated with numerous excellent charts, tables, diagrams, and photographs.

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About this book Written by world leading palaeontologist Richard Fortey and extensively illustrated in full colour throughout, this ne. .

Fossils: The Key to the Past is the Natural History Museum's classic introduction to fossils. It provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of fossils and their use in reconstructing the history of life on Earth.

Minimal damage to the book cover eg. scuff marks, but no holes or tears.

Good Condition: A book that has been read, but is in good condition. Minimal damage to the book cover eg. If this is a hard cover, the dust jacket may be missing. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. No highlighting of text, no writing in the margins, and no missing pages

Richard Fortey offers a delightfully lucid explanation of what are and what the field of paleontology is all about.

Richard Fortey offers a delightfully lucid explanation of what are and what the field of paleontology is all about. As he traces the history of life from the dawn of the Precambrian era to the present, he paints a vivid picture of the emergence of the plants and animals we would recognize today. In offering an ideal balance between detail and generalization, Fossils will appeal to both amateur and professional alike.