Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
|Original title||Life: An Unauthorised Biography|
|Illustrator||Cassandra J. Pappas (design)|
Jerry Bauer (photos)
|Media type||Print (hardcover · paperback)|
|Pages||346 (paperback edition)|
|LC Class||QH366.2 .F69 1998|
Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth is a book about natural history by British paleontologist Richard A. Fortey. It was originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, under the title Life: An Unauthorised Biography. Fortey used this book to explain how life has evolved over the last four billion years. He discusses evolution, biology, the origin of life, and paleontology. Under its various titles Fortey's book has become a best-seller; according to WorldCat, it is in over a thousand public libraries in the United States alone.