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'Prehistoric Life - a never ending fascinating story',
This review is from: Prehistoric Life: The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth (Hardcover)
This magnificent book charts life through from the birth of the planet to the present day. Introductory sections briefly cover scientific investigations and dating rocks, earth's origins and it's early history, plate tectonics, climate and the evolution of life. These are followed by sections on the classification of fossils, extinctions and other essentials before launching into wonderful sections on life through the immense periods of time that allowed it to evolve giving rise into so many forms including of course those favourites, the Dinosaurs. It gives 'pictures' of ancient ecosystems and the many life forms that are part of them. Wonderfully illustrated throughout it is accessible to all age groups although for the younger ones an adult is needed both to hold the book and focus at first on things of interest.