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Fortey, Richard A.

Overview
Works: 102 works in 377 publications in 6 languages and 14,747 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Juvenile works  Poetry  Catalogs and collections  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: QE28.3, 560
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Most widely held works about Richard A Fortey
 
Most widely held works by Richard A Fortey
Earth : an intimate history by Richard A Fortey( Book )
41 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the acclaimed author of Life and Trilobite!, a fascinating geological exploration of the earth's distant history as revealed by its natural wonders. The face of the earth, crisscrossed by chains of mountains like the scars of old wounds, has changed and changed again over billions of years, and the testament of the remote past is all around us. In this book Richard Fortey teaches us how to read its character, laying out the dominions of the world before us. He shows how human culture and natural history-even the shape of cities-are rooted in this deep geological past. In search of this past, Fortey takes us through the Alps, into Icelandic hot springs, down to the ocean floor, over the barren rocks of Newfoundland, into the lush ecosystems of Hawai'i, across the salt flats of Oman, and along the San Andreas Fault. On the slopes of Vesuvius, he tracks the history of the region down through the centuries to volcanic eruptions seen by fifteenth-century Italians, the Romans, and, from striking geological evidence, even Neolithic man. As story adds to story, the recent past connects with forgotten ages long ago, then much longer ago, as he describes the movement of plates and the development of ancient continents and seas. Nothing in this book is at rest. The surface of the earth dilates and collapses; seas and mountains rise and fall; continents move. Fortey again proves himself the ideal guide, with his superb descriptions of natural beauty, his gripping narratives, and his crystal-clear, always fascinating scientific explanations. Here is a book to change the way we see the world
Fossils : the key to the past by Richard A Fortey( Book )
30 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 2,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses how the life of ages long past may be reconstructed from fossils. Includes hints on collecting, cleaning, and identifying fossils
Life : a natural history of the first four billion years of life on earth by Richard A Fortey( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Richard Fortey guides us from the barren globe spinning in space, through the very earliest signs of life in the sulphurous hot springs and volcanic vents of the young planet, the appearance of cells, the slow creation of an atmosphere and the evolution of myriad forms of plants and animals that could then be sustained, including the magnificent era of the dinosaurs, and on to the last moment before the debut of Homo sapiens." "Fortey weaves this history out of the most delicate traceries left in rock, stone and earth. He also explains how, on each aspect of nature and life, scientists have reached the understanding we have today, who made the key discoveries, who their opponents were and why certain ideas won."--Jacket
Trilobite! : eyewitness to evolution by Richard A Fortey( Book )
29 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the author of Life comes the fascinating story of the beginnings of life on our planet as seen by its very first creatures, trilobites -- the exotic, crustacean-like animals that dominated the seas for 300 million years. Richard Fortey fell in love with trilobites as a fourteen-year-old when he held his first fossil in his hand. In Trilobite!, he draws on a lifetime of study of these creatures to unravel the history of life on earth from their point of view. Trilobites saw continents move, mountain chains grow and erode; they survived ice ages and volcanic eruptions, constantly evolving and exquisitely adapting to their environment -- their own evolution calibrated to geological time itself. With Fortey's expert guidance, we begin to understand how trilobites reveal the pattern and mechanism of evolution through their fossil legacy in the rocks. Through the eyes of trilobites, he allows us glimpses of former worlds as foreign in their geography as in their life forms. Altogether, he provides a unique picture of our geological past, which in turn provides us -- scientist and layperson alike -- with a new grasp of the wonders of scientific discovery
Dry storeroom no. 1 : the secret life of the Natural History Museum by Richard A Fortey( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an elegant and illuminating narrative, Fortey acquaints the reader with the extraordinary people, meticulous research and driving passions that helped to create the timeless experiences of wonder that fill London's Natural History Museum. And with the museum's hallways and collection rooms providing a dazzling framework, Fortey offers an often eye-opening social history of the scientific accomplishments of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries.--From publisher description
Horseshoe crabs and velvet worms : the story of the animals and plants that time has left behind by Richard A Fortey( Book )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former Natural History Museum (London) paleontologist Fortey gives us the stories of those plants, animals, and other creatures that have survived from Earth's early days--the planet's "true marathon runners."
Fossils by Richard A Fortey( Book )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the formation of fossils, describes how they are used by scientists to reconstruct the history of the earth, and offers guidance on starting a fossil collection
The hidden landscape : a journey into the geological past by Richard A Fortey( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of time and place in which Fortey peels away the top layer of the land to reveal the hidden landscape - the rocks which contain the story of distant events. We travel with him as our guide throughout the British Isles and as the rocks change we learn to read the clues they contain
Life, an unauthorised biography : a natural history of the first four thousand million years of life on earth by Richard A Fortey( Book )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Survivors : the animals and plants that time has left behind by Richard A Fortey( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former Natural History Museum (London) paleontologist Fortey gives us the stories of those plants, animals, and other creatures that have survived from Earth's early days - the planet's "true marathon runners"
Arthropod relationships by Richard A Fortey( Book )
11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The arthropods contain more species than any other animal group, but the evolutionary pathways which led to their current diversity are still an issue of controversy. Arthropod Relationships provides an overview of our current understanding, responding to the new data arising from sequencing DNA, the discovery of new Cambrian fossils as direct evidence of early arthropod history, and developmental genetics. These new areas of research have stimulated a reconsideration of classical morphology and embryology. Arthropod Relationships is the first synthesis of the current debate to emerge: not since the volume edited by Gupta was published in 1979 has the arthropod phylogeny debate been, considered in this depth and breadth. Leaders in the various branches of arthropod biology have contributed to this volume. Chapters focus progressively from the general issues to the specific problems involving particular groups, and thence to a consideration of embryology and genetics. This wide range of disciplines is drawn on to approach an understanding of arthropod relationships, and to provide the most timely account of arthropod phylogeny. This book should be read by evolutionary biologists, palaeontologists, developmental geneticists and invertebrate zoologists. It will have a special interest for post-graduate students working in these fields
Lower Ordovician trilobites of the Kirtonryggen Formation, Spitsbergen by Richard A Fortey( )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dinosaurs' alphabet by Richard A Fortey( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short poems about twenty-six dinosaurs, arranged A to Z
A revised correlation of Ordovician rocks in the British Isles by Richard A Fortey( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This Report is revised and expanded from the 1972 publication, providing an up-to-the-minute account of the British Ordovician formations and their correlation nationally and internationally. It also includes the most comprehensive treatment of Ireland ever attempted. The reference list is a comprehensive bibliography of papers on the subject published since 1970." "This Special Report will be a valuable reference for research and applied geoscientists working with rocks of Ordovician age. It will be of particular interest to those working in, or visiting, the Welsh mountains and the English Lake District."--P. 4 of cover
Trilobites and their relatives : contributions from the third international conference, Oxford 2001 by International Symposium on Trilobites and their Relatives( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rocks and minerals by Richard A Fortey( Book )
3 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leben : eine Biographie ; die ersten vier Milliarden Jahre by Richard A Fortey( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ordovician trilobites of Spitsbergen by Richard A Fortey( Book )
8 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catalogue of the type and figured specimens of trilobita in the British Museum (Natural History) by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frontiers 03 : new writing on cutting-edge science by leading scientists ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Fortey, R. A.
Fortey, R. A. 1945-
Fortey, R. A. (Richard A.)
Fortey, R. A. (Richard A.), 1945-
Fortey, Richard.
Fortey, Richard 1945-
Fortey, Richard A.
Fortey, Richard (Richard A.)
フォーティ, リチャード
Languages
English (235)
German (14)
Japanese (7)
Spanish (7)
Italian (3)
Korean (1)
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