"Richard Fortey is without peer among science writers."―Bill Bryson
In his accessible introduction to the study and meaning of fossils, the world-renowned paleontologist Richard Fortey provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of fossils and their use in reconstructing the history of life on Earth. Extensively illustrated in full color throughout, this fifth edition of Fossils includes the most recent advances in our understanding of the fossil record and the significance of new fossil finds.
Fortey clearly explains what fossils are, how they form, how to identify them, ...
This updated edition of the highly successful volume, created in conjunction with London’s Natural History Museum, has all the strengths of the original
and more. Completely redesigned and revised, it now features two fascinating new sections that reflect the contemporary state of the field: How to Recognize Fossils” and Molecular Paleontology.” Readers will find this a straightforward, fascinating, and highly attractive introduction to fossils, their study, and their use in reconstructing the history of the earth.