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Title:
Prehistoric life
Author:
Lindsay, William.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, 2000.
Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780789458698

9780789458681

9780789466013
Format :
Book

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With more than 20 million copies sold in 41 languages and more than 88 countries worldwide, DK Eyewitness has been the most trusted series in reference publishing for more then three decades. Visually engaging, informative, and lively, the more than 100 titles in the Eyewitness series focus on subjects that complement students' personal interests and areas of study to make learning simple and fun. The most trusted nonfiction series for teachers, librarians, and parents Perfect for homework help Combination of pictures and text make the series perfect for reluctant readers and ESL students


Summary

With more than 20 million copies sold in 41 languages and more than 88 countries worldwide, DK Eyewitness has been the most trusted series in reference publishing for more then three decades. Visually engaging, informative, and lively, the more than 100 titles in the Eyewitness series focus on subjects that complement students' personal interests and areas of study to make learning simple and fun. The most trusted nonfiction series for teachers, librarians, and parents Perfect for homework help Combination of pictures and text make the series perfect for reluctant readers and ESL students


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-This overview covers a lot of territory-from primordial slime to the apes that were our relatives-presented as a browsing collection of pictures and captions. Photos and illustrations of fossils, prehistoric plants, animals, and dinosaurs are prolific and colorful. While all are clearly reproduced, it is sometimes frustrating to see fossilized remains without seeing the creature depicted as it was in real life. Many of the drawings are out-of-date, reproduced most probably from copyright free material, and they do not always reflect contemporary theories about life on Earth. An adequate flip-through trip to the past, but not a reference source.- Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-This overview covers a lot of territory-from primordial slime to the apes that were our relatives-presented as a browsing collection of pictures and captions. Photos and illustrations of fossils, prehistoric plants, animals, and dinosaurs are prolific and colorful. While all are clearly reproduced, it is sometimes frustrating to see fossilized remains without seeing the creature depicted as it was in real life. Many of the drawings are out-of-date, reproduced most probably from copyright free material, and they do not always reflect contemporary theories about life on Earth. An adequate flip-through trip to the past, but not a reference source.- Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Steps in lifep. 6
Changing Earthp. 10
Signs of lifep. 12
Diversity of lifep. 14
Hard coversp. 16
The inside storyp. 18
Sea monstersp. 20
Taking root on landp. 22
First four feetp. 24
Forest swampsp. 26
Reptiles reignp. 28
Reptiles like mammalsp. 30
The age of the dinosaursp. 32
Saurischiansp. 34
Ornithischiansp. 36
Reptiles at seap. 38
Flying reptilesp. 40
Early birdsp. 42
Mammals take overp. 44
Mammal varietyp. 46
Elephants and horsesp. 48
Mammal islandsp. 50
Birth and growthp. 52
Apes and ancestorsp. 54
Early humansp. 56
Ice agesp. 58
Extinctionp. 60
Fossil findersp. 62
Indexp. 64

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