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Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes (1926–2020)

Author of Fossils: A Guide to Prehistoric Life

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Frank H. T. Rhodes is President Emeritus of Cornell University. A geologist by training, his numerous published works on geology and education include the books The Creation of the Future: The Role of the American University, also from Cornell, The Evolution of Life, and Language of the Earth. He show more holds the Bigsby Medal of the Geological Society, the Ian Campbell Medal of the American Geological Institute, and the Clark-Kerr Medal of the University of California-Berkeley. He holds more than thirty honorary degrees from universities both in the United States and abroad. show less

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Would give this 2 stars for flow—reads like separate essays with lots of repetition even within one chapter that should have been edited more strictly. But as far as teaching me things I should understand in order to evaluate local and national and global efforts for future sustainability it would get 4. I have noticed that I am not skipping over stories in the newspaper describing energy, food, fishing, etc. the way I used to because I now have a bit of background, which puts them in context for me. He does a good job showing the complexity of various efforts to preserve the earth and its resources for the future—I hope politicians worldwide have this kind of framework for the difficult decisions they are making.… (more)
 
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ehousewright | Sep 17, 2013 |
A nice introductory book on fossils. Though, it is somewhat dated and includes drawings/paintings of fossils rather than photographs of actual examples, it is a classic. A book many recall from childhood and why it is still in print.
 
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