Trilobite

Trilobite With Trilobite, Richard Fortey, Paleontologist And Author Of The Acclaimed Life, Offers A Marvelously Written, Smart And Compelling, Accessible And Witty Scientific Narrative Of The Most Ubiquitous Of Fossil Creatures.Trilobites Were Shelled Animals That Lived In The Oceans Over Five Hundred Million Years Ago As Bewilderingly Diverse Then As The Beetle Is Today, They Survived In The Arctic Or The Tropics, Were Spiky Or Smooth, Were Large As Lobsters Or Small As Fleas And Because They Flourished For Three Hundred Million Years, They Can Be Used To Glimpse A Less Evolved World Of Ancient Continents And Vanished Oceans Erudite And Entertaining, This Book Is A Uniquely Exuberant Homage To A Fabulously Singular Species. Trilobite Eyewitness to Evolution covers all aspects of trilobites, from the numerous subspecies to fossils and all points in between.Confession time I love fossil hunting and I ve stooped so far as to buy a small trilobite fossil at a rock swap I ve found trilobites fascinating since I was a little fossil hunter back in the day so I was pretty stoked to read this.I had no idea there were so many subspecies of trilobite and how widespread the species was The fossil photos
Reading the other reviews here, it appears a lot of other people don t agree with me, but I found the author s chatty, self satisfied style extremely annoying At times it seemed like he d written the bookto impress us with how clever he was, and how well educated in the English classic canon, than to teach us about trilobites The prose is overly florid, filled
This book taught me all I need to know andabout trilobites, the arthropod that s 300 million existence is so impressively preserved in the fossil record The subject itself doesn t necessarily speak to me, but I appreciate anyone who is passionate and interested in a subject as author Richard Fortey is in his.Here s one lyrical passage I underscored, about fossil rich Cornwall in England How can we conceive of the time needed to wear away these cliffs to nothing, to convert all the massed This book taught me all I need to know andabout trilobites, the arthropod that s 300 million existence is so impressively preserved in the fossil record The subject itself doesn t necessarily speak to me, but I appreciate anyone who is passionate and interested in a subject as author Richard Fortey is in his.Here s one lyrical passage I underscored, about fossil rich Cornwall in England How can we conceive of the time needed to wear away these
While mostly good, it was so terribly terribly BRITISH Dry borderline unfunny anecdotes about some forgotten aspect of English culture went on for far too long when he could have been talkingabout his theories of trilobite interactions with their ecology or their particular curiosities of morphology of which there is never ever enough discussion for my satisfaction There is a hell of a lot of good and interesting informa
This is a recreation of these creatures which used to roam the sea floors in prehistoric times, explained by an expert The basic pattern of body, head and tail in segments, with legs allowed for astonishing variations as some creatures adapted to shallow or deep waters, mud floors, rocky or sandy The trilobites three lobes had two eyes made of a solid crystal, amazingly While all palaeontologists study no longer living creatures, some have left descendants such as modern sharks or crocodile This is a recreation of these creatures which used to roam the sea floors in prehistoric times, explained by an expert The basic pattern of body, head and tail in segments, with legs allowed for astonishing variations as some creatures a
Normally I quite like Richard Fortey s chatty style, but I think maybe there was a bit too much of it, here He got me interested in geology, so he should ve been able to keep me interested in trilobites, but sadly my interest did start to flag The slight self deprecating note of some of his other books isn t as much in evidence here, and he definitely came across asBritish andstuck up without that to mitigate it a bit and make him a bit less of a clich.Trilobites are still interes Normally I quite like Richard Fortey s chatty style, but I think maybe there was a bit too much of it, here He got me interested in geology, so he
Great book with plenty of fine illustrations in line and photographs When I was studying this sort of thing the textbooks were dull and thick and the writing far too small I would have loved to have had this book then by way of an exciting introduction I used to be mad
I recently read Trilobite, Eyewitness to Evolution by Richard Fortey, 2001 I found it to be a delightful read and I learned all sorts of new things about these fascinating fossil creatures and the worlds they inhabited for 300 million years Many thousands of species have been described andare being discovered every year.Trilobites have played a major role in paleontology and have been used as index fossils correlating the ages of geological layers around the globe.They range in size from I recently read Trilobite, Eyewitness to Evolution by Richard Fortey, 2001 I found it to be a delightful read and I learned all sorts of new things about these fascinating fossil creatures and the worlds they inhabited for 300 million years Many thousands of species have been described andare being discovered every year.Trilobites have played a major role in paleontology and have been used as index fossils correlating the ages of geological l
_Trilobite_ by Richard Fortey is a wonderful, witty, charming, very well written, and very richly illustrated homage to the trilobite, an arthropod that teemed in the millions in the seas of the ancient earth for 300 million years before becoming extinct Fortey is an enthusiastic expert on all things trilobite having studied them for over 30 years and did an excellent job in
Absolutely amazing I ve read Fortey before, and always been impressed, but I d grown tired of pop sci type stuff, and it had been a while One of my problems with this type of scientific story for the masses book is that they generally seem to be a three hundred page book for a fifty or one hundred page story What starts out really grabbing my attention tends to lose steam about half way through Fortey doesn t have that problem, because he s not a writer who s found an interesting scientific Absolutely amazing I ve read Fortey before, and always been impressed, but I d grown tired of pop sci type stuff, and it had been a while One of my problems with this type of scientific story for the masses book is that they generally seem to be a three hundred page book for a fifty or one hundred page story What starts out really grabbing my attention tends to lose steam about half way through Fortey doesn t have that problem, because he s not a wri

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  • Paperback
  • 284 pages
  • Trilobite
  • Richard Fortey
  • English
  • 23 October 2018
  • 0375706216