Bill Bryson Quote

It isn't easy to become a fossil.... Only about one bone in a billion, it is thought, becomes fossilized. If that is so, it means that the complete fossil legacy of all the Americans alive today - that's 270 million people with 206 bones each - will only be about 50 bones, one-quarter of a complete skeleton. That's not to say, of course, that any of these bones will ever actually be found.


A Short History of Nearly Everything (ed. Lulu Press, Inc, 2014) - ISBN: 9781312792562

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It isn't easy to become a fossil.... Only about one bone in a billion, it is thought, becomes fossilized. If that is so, it means that the complete...

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It isn't easy to become a fossil.... Only about one bone in a billion, it is thought, becomes fossilized. If that is so, it means that the complete...

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It isn't easy to become a fossil.... Only about one bone in a billion, it is thought, becomes fossilized. If that is so, it means that the complete...

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It isn't easy to become a fossil.... Only about one bone in a billion, it is thought, becomes fossilized. If that is so, it means that the complete...