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New Museum book Fossil Invertebrates launched

21 July 2005

Fossil Invertebrates is a window into the ancient Earth when the seas teemed with a mass of invertebrates. During the explosion of life on early Earth they came to inhabit land, sea and air, and today remain one of the most successful groups of animals.

Fossil Invertebrates book

Invertebrates from ammonites to trilobites, crinoids and even jellyfish became fossilised, leaving behind an incredibly rich and diverse legacy.

Paul Taylor and David Lewis, authors of the new book, have produced a marvellously detailed and accessible resource designed to unravel and interpret the fossil record. Fully illustrated throughout with images of fossils and their modern counterparts.

Paul Taylor and David Lewis, work in the Palaeontology Department of the Natural History Museum and have over 66 years of service between them. Paul Taylor undertakes research on fossil and living bryozoans (aquatic, colonial invertebrates sometimes referred to as moss animals, sea mats or lace corals) and David Lewis is a Collections Manager for fossil invertebrates, specialising in fossil echinoids.

Fossil Invertebrates is on sale in the Museum shops and in theĀ Online bookshop