By Paul D. Taylor, Aaron O'Dea
A background of existence in a hundred Fossils showcases a hundred key fossils that jointly illustrate the evolution of existence in the world. Iconic specimens were chosen from the well known collections of the 2 optimum usual historical past museums on the earth, the Smithsonian establishment, Washington, and the common historical past Museum, London. The fossils were selected not just for his or her value within the historical past of existence, but in addition as a result of visible tale they inform. This gorgeous ebook is ideal for all readers simply because its transparent reasons and lovely images remove darkness from the importance of those awesome items, together with 500 million-year-old Burgess Shale fossils that offer a window into early animal existence within the sea, bugs encapsulated through amber, the 1st fossil fowl Archaeopteryx, and the is still of our personal ancestors.
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A History of Life in 100 Fossils by Paul D. Taylor, Aaron O'Dea