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Fossils: The Key to the Past Hardcover – 30 Apr 2009

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Natural History Museum; Revised fourth edition edition (30 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0565092332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0565092337
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.4 x 25.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 631,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'An excellent introduction to the subject for anyone who has ever picked up a piece of rock marked with the trace of a long dead creature and wondered how it got there.' --Editor's choice, Good Book Guide

About the Author

Richard Fortey was a senior palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum. He is the author of several books including: The Hidden Landscape which won the Natural World Book of the Year in 1993; Life: An Unauthorised Biography which was short-listed for the Rhône Poulenc Prize in 1998; Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution which was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize; and Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum. He has won both the Lewis Thomas and Michael Faraday prizes for his science writing, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1997.


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