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life on earth,
This review is from: Life On Earth: A Natural History (Hardcover)
This book is the written companion to the 13 part TV series screened in 1979 and was David Attenboroughs first major production.
Although the book does not have the visual impact of the TV it makes up for it by the excellent text.
Tha book takes an unusual view of life starting 600 million years ago and progressing to the present day -this is well illustrated by the tree of life on pages 310-311.
The major fault with this book is that although the pictures are good they are printed on matt paper instead of gloss which destroys their impact.