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Trilobite Eyewitness to Evolution

ISBN-10: 0375706216

ISBN-13: 9780375706219

Edition: N/A

Authors: Richard Fortey

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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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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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

List of Illustrations
List of Plates
Preface
Discovery
Shells
Legs
Crystal Eyes
Exploding Trilobites
Museum
A Matter of Life and Death
Possible Worlds
Time
Eyes to See
Acknowledgments
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index