Fossils offer an unparalleled insight into the amazing history of our planet. In this updated new edition author Steve Parker reveals what fossils are and how they fit into geological history, the sites in which they can be found, and what the study of fossils tells us about our natural world. An extensive directory then provides an illustrated guide to more than 375 fossils, from the first multicellular life to the giants of the oceans. Each entry includes a photograph of the fossil, a detailed factbox, and an artwork reconstructing the appearance of the original plant or animal. Featuring expert text and over 950 superb photographs and illustrations, this classic book is essential reading for anyone keen to learn more about the origins of our natural world.
About the Author
Steve Parker is a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. He has written more than 200 books, and appears regularly on television and radio. He also presents talks, workshops and other events for schools, libraries, clubs and organizations.