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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Comstock Pub Assoc
Publication date October 20, 2015
Pages 256
Binding Paperback
Edition 5th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781501700538
ISBN-10 1501700537
Dimensions 0.50 by 7.50 by 10 in.
Weight 1.80 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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"Richard Fortey is without peer among science writers."―Bill Bryson

In his accessible introduction to the study and meaning of fossils, the world-renowned paleontologist Richard Fortey provides a comprehensive guide to all aspects of fossils and their use in reconstructing the history of life on Earth. Extensively illustrated in full color throughout, this fifth edition of Fossils includes the most recent advances in our understanding of the fossil record and the significance of new fossil finds.

Fortey clearly explains what fossils are, how they form, how to identify them, and how they help us to understand Earth's geological past and the emergence of life. Drawing on all the latest research, including recent developments in molecular paleontology, he discusses evolution and extinction, the economic uses of fossil-derived products such as oil and coal, and offers practical advice for making a fossil collection. Fossils will appeal to everyone who shares an interest in the history of life on our planet.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780674311350 Book cover for 9781588340238
 
3 sub edition from Smithsonian Inst Pr (May 1, 2002); titled "Fossils: The Key to the Past"
9781588340238 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $55.00
About: This thorough introduction to the world of paleontology has been completely revised and updated, reflecting changes in the ways that fossils are viewed and interpreted.
New sub edition from Harvard Univ Pr (November 1, 1991); titled "Fossils: The Key to the Past"
9780674311350 | details & prices | 8.75 × 11.25 × 0.75 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $48.50
About: Discusses the formation of fossils, describes how they are used by scientists to reconstruct the history of the earth, and offers guidance on starting a fossil collection
Paperback
Book cover for 9780674311367 Book cover for 9781501700538 Book cover for 9781588340481
 
The price comparison is for this edition
5th edition from Comstock Pub Assoc (October 20, 2015); titled "Fossils: The Key to the Past"
9781501700538 | details & prices | 256 pages | 7.50 × 10.00 × 0.50 in. | 1.80 lbs | List price $24.95
About: "Richard Fortey is without peer among science writers.
3 edition from Smithsonian Inst Pr (April 1, 2002); titled "Fossils: The Key to the Past"
9781588340481 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $27.50
About: This thorough introduction to the world of paleontology has been completely revised and updated, reflecting changes in the ways that fossils are viewed and interpreted.
Reprint edition from Harvard Univ Pr (March 1, 1994); titled "Fossils: The Key to the Past"
9780674311367 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.50 × 0.50 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $18.95
About: This thorough introduction to the world of paleontology has been completely revised and updated, reflecting changes in the ways that fossils are viewed and interpreted.
from William Rudolf Sabbott (June 1, 1983)
9780565008840 | details & prices | List price $15.00
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About: This thorough introduction to the world of paleontology has been completely revised and updated, reflecting changes in the ways that fossils are viewed and interpreted.

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