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Fossils: The History of Life


Written by an award-winning author/paleontologist, this beautiful hardcover book "provides a fascinating introduction to fossils and their use in reconstructing the history of our planet." Revised and updated edition, 256 pages, 8" x 10 1/4".

Fossils: The History of LifeTable of Contents

Preface5
Buried in the rocks6
Time and change28
Rocks and fossils44
Recognising fossils62
Reviving fossils142
Origin of life158
Extinction and evolution178
Human evolution194
Fossil DNA212
Uses of fossils222
Making a collection238
Further Information250
Glossary251
Index252