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Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution

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With Trilobite, Richard Fortey, paleontologist and author of the acclaimed "Life, " offers a marvelously written, smart and compelling, accessible and witty scientific narrativeof the most ubiquitous of fossil creatures.

Trilobites were shelled animals that lived in the oceans over five hundred million years ago. As bewilderingly diverse then as the beetle is today, theysurvived in the arctic or the tropics, were spiky or smooth, were large as lobsters or small as fleas. And because they flourished for three hundred million years, they can be used to glimpse a less evolved world ofancient continents and vanished oceans. Erudite and entertaining, this book is a uniquely exuberant homage to a fabulously singular species.

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About the Author

Richard Fortey lives in London.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307434678
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Evolution
Author:
Fortey, Richard
Subject:
Nature : Fossils
Subject:
Science : Paleontology
Series Volume:
Eyewitness to Evolut
Publication Date:
20100210
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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Science and Mathematics » Biology » Evolution
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Fossils
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Paleontology

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