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British Cenozoic Fossils
British Cenozoic Fossils

British Cenozoic Fossils


132 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $23.95 (US $23.95) (CA $31.95)

Publication Date: March 2017

ISBN 9780565093051

Rights: US & CA

Natural History Museum, London (Mar 2017)

Price: $23.95


The Cenozoic era began about 70 million years ago and still continues. In British Cenozoic Fossils 354 species from this period are classified and illustrated with accurate line drawings. This new edition has been fully revised and updated by a team in the Natural History Museum's Life Sciences Department, reflecting advances in our understanding of the fossil record over the past years. The book's 88-page identification section features those fossil animal and plant species that are most commonly found in Britain, from early plants, corals, and fishes to gastropod and bivalve mollusks and the remains of mammals which lived in Britain during the Ice Ages. Each of the species is illustrated with at least one drawing, which is accompanied by details of where it can be found. There is a brief introduction to the subject, stratigraphical tables that show British Cenozoic rock formations, and a color map of the distribution of Cenozoic strata.

Author Biography

The Natural History Museum, London produces high-quality, fully illustrated books about the natural world. Written by experts and sold throughout the world, their diverse range includes popular science titles, authoritative reference books, beautiful natural history art, award-winning photography, and exciting ideas for children. These books are often inspired by the Museum's pioneering scientific work, exciting exhibitions and unrivaled collections. The Natural History Museum in London is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research center. It is home to one of the largest and most important natural history collections in the world, with more than 80 million specimens.