Prothero, Donald R

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Fantastic Fossils: A Guide to Finding and Identifying Prehistoric Life

Overall, this well-written introduction to the joys of fossil hunting is recommended for the neophyte fossil collector who hasn’t read Richard Fortey’s classic, Fossils: Key to the Past.

The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution

Of particular appeal to those who enjoy the writings of Stephen Jay Gould but ideal for anyone interested in the origins of life on earth.

Reality Check: How Science Deniers Threaten Our Future

Although Prothero includes charts and is very precise in his language, this book is geared to the general reading public. Strongly recommended for popular-science readers who want better to be able to explain and defend science and scientific methods to others.

Abominable Science! Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Highly recommended for readers looking for scientific but accessible evaluations of the existence of five notable cryptids that have captured our imaginations. Likely to be popular.

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