Life: An Unauthorised Biography: A Natural History of the First Four Thousand Million Years of Life on Earth

Life: An Unauthorised Biography: A Natural History of the First Four Thousand Million Years of Life on Earth

By: Richard A. Fortey (author)Paperback

4 - 6 days availability

£7.69 RRP £10.99  You save £3.30 (30%) & FREE Saver Delivery on orders over £25

Description

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. 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.

Create a review

About Author

Richard Fortey is 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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/04/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780006384205
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780006384205
  • weight: 310
  • ISBN10: 000638420X

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close