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Life: an Unauthorized Biography By Richard A. Fortey

Life: an Unauthorized Biography
by Richard A. Fortey

<p>A magisterial exploration of the natural history of the first four thousand million years of life on and in the earth, by one of Britain's most dazzling science writers.</p>

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<p>A magisterial exploration of the natural history of the first four thousand million years of life on and in the earth, by one of Britain's most dazzling science writers.</p> <p>What do any of us know about the history of our planet before the arrival of man? Most of us have a dim impression of a swirling mass of dust solidifying to form a volcanic globe, briefly populated by dinosaurs, then by woolly mammoths and finally by our own hairy ancestors. This book, aimed at the curious and intelligent but perhaps mildly uninformed reader, brilliantly dispels such lingering notions forever. At the end of the book we understand the complexity of the history of life on earth, and the complexity of how it has come to be understood, as, perhaps, from no other single volume. The result is enthralling.</p>

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GOR001208694
Life: an Unauthorized Biography
Richard A. Fortey
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1998-01-29
416
000638420X
9780006384205
Short-listed for Rhone-Poulenc Science Books Prize 1998
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