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Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"Extraordinary. . . . Anyone with the slightest interest in biology should read this book."--The New York Times Book Review

"A marvelous museum of the past four billion years on earth--capacious, jammed with treasures, full of learning and wide-eyed wonder."--The Boston Globe

From its origins on the still-forming planet to the recent emergence of Homo sapiens--one of the world's leading paleontologists offers an absorbing account of how and why life on earth developed as it did. Interlacing the tale of his own adventures in the field with vivid descriptions of creatures who emerged and disappeared in the long march of geologic time, Richard Fortey sheds light upon a fascinating array of evolutionary wonders, mysteries, and debates. Brimming with wit, literary style, and the joy of discovery, this is an indispensable book that will delight the general reader and the scientist alike.

"A drama bolder and more sweeping than Gone with the Wind . . . a pleasure to read."--Science

"A beautifully written and structured work . . . packed with lucid expositions of science."--Natural History

Synopsis:

The senior paleontologist at London's Natural History Museum presents a thought-provoking, engaging account of life on Earth from the Big Bang to the advent of humankind, based entirely on the evidence of fossils, stones, and other natural artifacts. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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Richard Fortey lives in London.

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ISBN:
9780307761187
Subtitle:
A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Fortey, Richard
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Microbiology
Subject:
History
Subject:
Life
Subject:
Evolution (Biology)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Life -- Origin.
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Subject:
Biology-General
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Spanish History and Politics
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Subject:
History of Science-General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Evolution
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990907
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
400

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Science and Mathematics » Biology » Evolution
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Paleontology
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General

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Product details 400 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307761187 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The senior paleontologist at London's Natural History Museum presents a thought-provoking, engaging account of life on Earth from the Big Bang to the advent of humankind, based entirely on the evidence of fossils, stones, and other natural artifacts. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Richard Fortey lives in London.
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