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Survivors: The Animals and Plants that Time has Left Behind

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Join Richard Fortey on this awe-inspiring journey around the world and through time, in search of the visible traces of evolution in living creatures.

'A great story, and no one is better equipped to tell it than Fortey.' Colin Tudge, The Guardian

'Dazzling... Richard Fortey is without peer amongst science writers.' Bill Bryson

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Survivors: The Animals and Plants that Time has Left Behind

£ 10.99


In Survivors, author Richard Fortey traces the history of life on Earth not through the fossil record, but in the stories of living organisms that have survived virtually unchanged for millions of years.

His exploration of the world’s oldest flora and fauna uncovers strange and marvellous plants and animals, such as algae dating back 2 billion years and the horseshoe crab, which resembles a trilobite and has hardly changed at all in 450 million years.

Written in upbeat, poetic and sometimes humourous prose, Survivors is ideal for general readership and enthusiasts of evolution and nature.

Paperback: 352 pages

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