REVIEWS: ARCHITECTS OF ETERNITY
"… Here's a rip-roaring trip
through Deep Time with a fossil whizz... If I was editor
of FHM, GQ or Esquire and needed a palaeontology correspondent,
I'd try to get Richard Corfield.…"
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"…This is an authoritative book
on its subject - comprehensive, witty and accessible without
an over-subservience to popularism. Highly recommended reading
Word on Books
"…Fossil hunters have a new star in
"…You are in for a fast-paced ride through
"deep time"... The book is popular paleontology at its best…"
American Association of Petroleum Geologist's Bulletin
"…The word paleontology suggests either
dusty museum cabinets or Jurassic Park. The reality between
such extremes is explored in this accessible overview of
the subject's recent history... the fascinating science
speaks for itself..."
Scotland on Sunday
"…Richard Corfield, a Research Associate
in the Department of Earth Sciences, tells the story of
palaeontology from the early days of the Victorian pioneers
to the vanguard of research into ancient DNA... But Corfield
delights in the human side too, and his tale is peopled
with heroes (and villains) fired by an everyday mixture
of lofty ambition and personal rivalry…"
"… At the forefront of palaeontological
innovation, Richard Corfield discusses a history of early
palaeontologists, as well as the state-of-the-art science
that affects the way we see the world and its history…"
"…Richard Corfield certainly knows his
Middlesbrough Evening Gazette
"As in the best of thrillers, the pace quickens
dramatically through to the final pages…"
Hampstead and Highgate Express
"Splendidly readable history of fossil science