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Fossils : the key to the past

Author: Richard A Fortey
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press : In Association with the Natural History Museum, London, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Fortey
ISBN: 1588340236 9781588340238 1588340481 9781588340481
OCLC Number: 47785672
Description: 232 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1: Buried in the rocks Chapter 2: Setting the stage: time and change Chapter 3: Rocks and fossils Chapter 4: Bringing fossils back to life Chapter 5: Origin of life and its early history Chapter 6: Evolution and extinction Chapter 7: Fossils in the service of humans Chapter 8: Making a collection Further Information.
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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.

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