Among popular science writings A Sea Without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region is a jewel. It vividly invokes a world so unlike the modern one that it could be a dream. The use of scientific names and vocabulary enhances the work without making it feel like a textbook. Chapters build upon each other to create a slice of an ancient ecosystem. The authors interlace the Ordovician sea life and environment with the stories of the geologists who put that story together. Often the geologists are just as complicated as the creatures they study. This book is a fun and inviting way for all fossil-lovers to delve into the earth’s past. – Selicity Icefire, Staff
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