Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 10, 2010 - Science - 320 pages
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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 narrative of 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, they survived 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 of ancient continents and vanished oceans. Erudite and entertaining, this book is a uniquely exuberant homage to a fabulously singular species.

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User Review  - Mandy Haggith - Goodreads

This is my partner Bill's favourite book in the whole world. After he'd read it for the fourth time in a row, I gave it a go. Although I wouldn't put it at the top of my desert island books, it is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nikki - Goodreads

Normally I quite like Richard Fortey's chatty style, but I think maybe there was a bit too much of it, here. He got me interested in geology, so he should've been able to keep me interested in ... Read full review


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Richard Fortey lives in London.

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