Richard Fortey, 2002, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 232 p. (Softcover, $27.50) ISBN: 1-58834-048-1.

Fossils: the Key to the Past was originally published over 20 years ago. With the third edition of this book comes some reorganization of chapters, but it remains a good introductory book for amateur paleontologists. Fortey states the goal of this book is β€œto stimulate the reader to further study and enjoyment of our geological legacy.” His goal is achieved with this easy to read book that is targeted for novice paleontologists with the scientific vocabulary kept to a minimum, excellent color plates, and discussions of...

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