Richard Fortey is a British paleontologist, natural historian, and writer. He is known for his work on the taxonomy of trilobites and his research in paleobiology. Fortey has also been a popular science author, with books that explore topics such as the history of life on Earth and the role of fossils in understanding our planet's past. He worked at the Natural History Museum in London and has been a television presenter for science programs.
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This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the Earth's geological history. The author explores how the planet's diverse landscapes were formed over billions of years, examining various regions around the world from Hawaii to the Alps. The narrative intertwines scientific theories with engaging storytelling, making complex geological concepts accessible to a general audience. The book also emphasizes the impact of geological forces on human history and culture.