Sep 07, 1999 · British paleontologist Richard Fortey has written a marvelously concise and erudite historical synopsis of terrestrial life from around 4,000 million years ago, when meteors seeded the planet with the elements, most importantly carbon, that allowed for the evolution of organic molecules, to around 25,000 years ago, when Cro-Magnon Homo sapiens founded interior decorating by painting. Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth is a non-fiction book written by British paleontologist Richard A. Fortey. It was originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, under the title Life: An Unauthorised Biography. With Life: An Unauthorized Biography, British palaeontologist Richard Fortey attempts to pen down four billion years of life and evolution on earth for his readers in only 400 pages total. An ambitious aim, to be sure, and one that Fortey manages to live up to, though perhaps not in ways everybody might’ve expected and there’s no doubt that he’s had to sacrifice a large amount of detail in order to fit four. Sep 28, 1999 · The Paperback of the Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth by Richard Fortey at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping. Richard Fortey in Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth is who. He writes with awe, knowledge, and enthusiasm about the development of life with some lively descriptions of the people and expeditions who have uncovered it.
Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth Paperback – Jan. 1 1999 by richard-fortey Author 4.3 out of 5 stars 78 ratings. FORTEY, Richard Alan 1946- Source for information on. 1997, published as Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth, Knopf New York, NY, 1998. Editor, with R. H. Thomas Arthropod Relationships. A paleontologist with the Natural History Museum in London, Richard Fortey has written books for general.
Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth. Paperback – 7 Sept. 1999. by Richard Fortey Author 4.3 out of 5 stars 60 ratings. See all formats and editions. Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price. New from. Used from. Life: a natural history of the first four billion years of life on earth User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict The diversity of Earth's evolutionary history are preserved in its stones. It was originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, under the title Life: An Unauthorised Biography. Fortey used this book to explain how life has evolved over the last four billion years. He discusses evolution, biology, the origin of life, and paleontology.
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"A marvelous museum of the past four billion years on earth--capacious, jammed with treasures, full of learning and wide-eyed wonder."-- The Boston Globe From its origins on the still-forming planet to the recent emergence of Homo sapiens--one of the world's leading paleontologists offers an absorbing account of how and why life on earth. Richard Alan Fortey FRS FRSL born 15 February 1946 in London is a British palaeontologist, natural historian, writer and television presenter, who served as President of the Geological Society of London for its bicentennial year of 2007. Mar 23, 2011 · Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth - Ebook written by Richard Fortey. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth.
Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth by Richard Fortey Alfred A. Knopf, 1998 Prepared by the staff of Jupiter Scientific. The story of life on Earth is long, spanning a period of about 3.5 billion years. In a short book review such as. Get this from a library! Life: a natural history of the first four billion years of life on earth. [Richard A Fortey] -- "Richard Fortey guides us from the barren globe spinning in space, through the very earliest signs of life in the sulphurous hot springs and volcanic vents of the young planet, the appearance of. Apr 12, 1998 · LIFE. A Natural History of the First. Four Billion Years of Life on Earth. By Richard Fortey. Illustrated. 346 pp. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $30..
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