For anyone interested in Historical geology, biology, and the History of Life on Earth, this book is for you. Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth, is a great compendium of everything learned in historical geology wrapped up into an easy to read book. Life covers the hot topics of prehistory and presnts the most acccepted theories ont hese contreversies. The author, Richard Fortey, is a Senior Paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London. He presents all this information in an easy to read style and you will learn, or re learn a great deal about the History of our planet.