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Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth

Popular Science

512 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations

Dorling Kindersley

Paperback | Jul 2012 | #197340 | ISBN-13: 9780756699109
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With an extensive catalog at its heart, Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth profiles hundreds of fascinating species in incredible detail. The story starts in earnest 3.8 billion years ago, with the earliest-known form of life on Earth, a bacteria that still exists today, and journeys through action-packed millennia, charting the appearance of new life forms as well as devastating extinction events. Of course, the ever-popular and endlessly intriguing dinosaurs feature large, but Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth gives you the whole picture, and the plants, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals that are the ancestors of today's species also populate its pages, making this book unprecedented in its coverage of prehistory.

Specially commissioned artworks use cutting-edge technology to render species in breathtakingly realistic fashion, with astonishing images of prehistoric remains, such as skeletons and fossils, to complete the story. To put all the evidence in context, the concept of geological time is explored, as is the classification of species and how the evidence for their evolution is preserved and can be deciphered.


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