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Cradle of Life: The Discovery of Earth's Earliest Fossils

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One of the greatest mysteries in reconstructing the history of life on Earth has been the apparent absence of fossils dating back more than 550 million years. We have long known that fossils of sophisticated marine life-forms existed at the dawn of the Cambrian Period, but until recently scientists had found no traces of Precambrian fossils. The quest to find such traces b ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 12th 1999 by Princeton University Press (first published 1999)
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Dave Schey
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A pleasure to read because Schopf was right there for many of these discoveries.
Peter Macinnis
I happened to be in the bowels of the Natural Histiry Museum in London in 1993 when Schopf blew in for a seminar, and I later recorded an interview with him. A fascinating bloke, and when I saw this book in my search thingie at Amazon, I ordered it. An excellent choice.
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Mar 22, 2008 Kjhorn rated it it was amazing
We owe the Oxygen we breath to these things.
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