Fossils a very short introduction very short introductions kindle edition by keith thomson download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading fossils a very short introduction very short introductions. Fossils a very short introduction keith thomson very short introductions a unique approach bringing together the science and cultural impact of fossils highlights the impact of fossils on philosophy and mythology our concept of time and todays popular culture an immensely readable account from one of the worlds leading authorities. Keith stewart thomson born 1938 bsc birmingham am phd harvard was from 2003 2012 a senior research fellow of the american philosophical society and is starting in 2012 the executive officer of the american philosophical society and is an emeritus professor of natural history at the university of oxford he was appointed director of the oxford university museum of natural history . In this readable and wide ranging book keith thomson provides a remarkably all encompassing explanation of fossils as a phenomenon how did darwin use fossils to support his theory of evolution what are living fossils what fossils will we leave behind for future generations to examine. Fossils a very short introduction very short introductions 138 keith s thomson fossils have been vital to our understanding of the formation of the earth and the origins of life however their impact has not been limited to debates about geology and evolution attempts to explain their existence has shaken religion at its very roots and
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