Fortey, Richard A.
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 )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,326 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.
Life : a natural history of the first four billion years of life on earth by Richard A Fortey ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,906 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 )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,799 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.
Fossils : the key to the past by Richard A Fortey ( Book )
21 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,787 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: This introduction to the world of paleontology has been completely revised and updated, reflecting changes in the ways that fossils are viewed and interpreted. Using the fluid writing style that made Trilobite! Eyewitness to Evolution such a success, Richard Fortey brings the study of fossils into the twenty-first century.
Dry storeroom no. 1 : the secret life of the Natural History Museum by Richard A Fortey ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,133 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.
Fossils by Richard A Fortey ( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 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.
Life, an unauthorised biography : a natural history of the first four thousand million years of life on earth by Richard A Fortey ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Dry store room no. 1 : the secret life of the Natural History Museum by Richard A Fortey ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Arthropod relationships ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
The hidden landscape : a journey into the geological past by Richard A Fortey ( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
The dinosaurs' alphabet by Richard A Fortey ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Short poems about twenty-six dinosaurs, arranged A to Z.
The hidden landscape by Richard A Fortey ( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
A revised correlation of Ordovician rocks in the British Isles ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Trilobites and their relatives : contributions from the third international conference, Oxford 2001 by International Symposium on Trilobites and Their Relatives ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Rocks and minerals by Richard A Fortey ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Der bewegte Planet : eine geologische Reise um die Erde by Richard A Fortey ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 61 libraries worldwide
The Ordovician trilobites of Spitsbergen by Richard A Fortey ( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Catalogue of the type and figured specimens of trilobita in the British Museum (Natural History) by British Museum (Natural History) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Frontiers 03 : new writing on cutting-edge science by leading scientists ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Leben : eine Biographie ; die ersten vier Milliarden Jahre by Richard Fortey ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in German and English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Acritarchs Alphabet rhymes Arthropoda--Evolution Bryozoa, Fossil Cambrian Geologic Period Catalogs and collections Children's poetry, American Chitinozoa Conference proceedings Crabs, Fossil Dinosaurs Discoveries in science Documentary television programs Earth Earth sciences Employees England Europe--British Isles Evolution (Biology) Extinction (Biology) Fossils Geology Geology, Stratigraphic Graptolites Great Britain Historical geology History Iran Juvenile works Life--Origin Mineralogy Minerals Natural History Museum (London, England) Natural history museums Nature--Effect of human beings on Ordovician Geologic Period Paleontology Physical geology Poetry Precious stones Rocks Science Science--Forecasting Svalbard Svalbard--Spitsbergen Island Trilobites Vertebrates, Fossil Wales Wales, South Wales--Dyfed
Fortey, R. A.
Fortey, R. A. 1945-
Fortey, R. A. (Richard A.)
Fortey, Richard 1945-
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