Trilobite: Eyewitness To Evolution

Trilobite: Eyewitness To Evolution by Richard Fortey
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ISBN
9780002570121
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
320
Dimensions
143 x 219mm

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This unashamedly trilobito-centric view of the world unravels the history of the exotic, crustacean-like animals which dominated the seas for three hundred million years. These arthropods witnessed continents move, mountain chains elevated and eroded; they survived ice ages and volcanic eruptions, evolving and adapting exquisitely to their environment. They watched through their crystal eyes whilst life evolved. Their own evolution calibrated geological time itself.

'Trilobite: Eyewitness To Evolution' ponders the great cycles of earth history, the durability of stone compared with the transience of human life, and the fecundity of evolution. We can begin to understand how trilobites reveal the mechanism and pattern of evolution from their legacy in the rocks. Through the eyes of the trilobites, we can glimpse former worlds as exotic in their geography as in their life forms. This is time travel with the guidance of a master.
ISBN:
9780002570121
Publication Date:
01 / 09 / 2000
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
143 x 219mm

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