The art is fantastic, but a more detailed account about contents might be in order: As the cover indicates this is above all a dinosaur book, and almost exclusively a tetrapod book. There are a few sharks and other fish now and then, even some invertebrates like dragonflies and ammonites about to be eaten by some tetrapod but that is it. There are 14 pages allocated to Paleozoic (mostly Permian), whopping 104 pages about Mesozoic and (only) 14 pages about Cenozoic.
If you are looking for illustrations about Cambrian (and other early Paleozoic) creatures in larger scale than those by Marianne Collins, Yukio Sato and Quade Paul in 'Wonderful Life', 'The Crucible of Creation' and 'The Cambrian Explosion' you must look elsewhere - where ?
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Brilliant book, the art is unreal, it will be a treasured possession. If you want to, lay it on the coffee table for admiration lol. But I have to admit, I bought it for my Dino mad 10 year old. It has been put away carefully til he's old enough to appreciate it as he's probably a bit too young yet.
I can't imagine the amount of research that was put into creating the images.
If paleoart is your think this really is a nice book to have. Brilliant image by a very clever artist/illustrator and when you read the notes as to each piece some of the originals are absolutely massive (35mx15m!).