Fossils

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2009 - Nature - 256 pages

This updated edition of the highly successful volume, created in conjunction with London’s Natural History Museum, has all the strengths of the original...and more. Completely redesigned and revised, it now features two fascinating new sections that reflect the contemporary state of the field: "How to Recognize Fossils” and "Molecular Paleontology.” Readers will find this a straightforward, fascinating, and highly attractive introduction to fossils, their study, and their use in reconstructing the history of the earth.

 

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Originally titled "Fossils: The Key to the Past", this work is in its 4th edition, published in 2009, and I encourage anyone who is going to read it to try to get this latest version. Fortey points ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
5
Buried in the rocks
6
Time and change
28
Rocks and fossils
44
Recognising fossils
62
Reviving fossils
142
Origin of life
158
Extinction evolution
178
Human evolution
194
Fossil DNA
212
Uses of fossils
222
Making a collection
238
FURTHER INFORMATION
250
GLOSSARY
251
INDEX
252
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About the author (2009)

Richard Fortey is a senior paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London.

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