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Trilobite!: Eyewitness to Evolution

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Richard Fortey

With his new bookTrilobite! Eyewitness to Evolution, Richard Fortey confirms his status as one of the best communicators of science around today. His hugely enjoyable previous book,Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth, … see full wiki

Author: Richard Fortey
Genre: Outdoors & Nature, Science
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Date Published: November 13, 2001
2 reviews about Trilobite!: Eyewitness to Evolution
review by . September 30, 2005
Natural history, deep-time may conjure up images of Stephen J. Gould's wondrous creatures of the early Cambrian (530 million years ago), dug out of the Burgess Shale in British Columbia. I realize that other paleontologists have had problems with some of his anatomical descriptions and theories of punctuated equilibrium ("Trilobite" spends a chapter defending Gould from some of his more vigorous critics), but the world that he created was strange, beautiful, and compelling.    Fortey …
review by . August 18, 2005
I have always loved Trilobites, ever since I found a small fossil on a beach (God knows why it was there, but it felt pretty cool). This book finally helped me understand the animals I had been collecting. Fortey writes with a real passion that any reader can feel. While he doesn't shy away from in-depth science, he invites the reader to join him in understanding geology and paleontology.    I wouldn't necessarily say this book is for a wide audience. However, for those looking …
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