What was life like on our planet long before the early humans emerged?
Palaeontologist Dr Mark P. Witton draws on the latest twenty-first-century discoveries to re-create the appearances and lifestyles of extinct, fascinating species, the environments they inhabited, and the challenges they faced living on an ever-changing planet. A worthy successor to Charles Knight's beloved 1946 classic, Life through the Ages II takes us on an unforgettable journey through the evolution of life on Earth.
Dozens of gorgeous colour illustrations and meticulously researched, accompanying commentary showcase the succession of lost worlds, defining events, and ancient creatures that have appeared since the earth was formed, creating an indispensable guide to explore what came before us.
Mark P. Witton is a vertebrate paleontologist, a technical consultant on palaeontological documentaries, and also a palaeoartist, graphic designer, and author. His books include The Palaeoartist's Handbook: Recreating Prehistoric Animals in Art and Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy. He lives in Portsmouth, UK, with eight tetrapods: two lizards, one snake, four chickens, and one long-suffering, infinitely patient wife.