Cover image for Prehistoric life : [the definitive visual history of life on earth]
Title:
Prehistoric life : [the definitive visual history of life on earth]
Author:
Palmer, Douglas.
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
512 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 31 cm
Summary:
With an extensive catalog at its heart, "Prehistoric Life" profiles hundreds of fascinating species in incredible detail; features breathtaking, state-of-the-art images; explores the concept of geological time; and explains the classification of species and how the evidence for their evolution is preserved and can be deciphered.
General Note:
At head of title: DK.

Subtitle from cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Young earth. Exploring earth's past ; The origin of the earth ; The first 500 million years ; Plate tectonics ; Changing climates ; Life and evolution ; Classification ; Mass extinctions ; Types of fossils ; Information in the fossil record ; Key fossil sites ; The geological timescale -- Life on earth. Archean ; Proterozoic ; Cambrian ; Ordovician ; Silurian ; Devonian ; Carboniferous ; Permian ; Triassic ; Jurassic ; Cretaceous ; Paleogene ; Neogene ; Quaternary -- The rise of the humans. Human relatives ; Human ancestors ; Origins of modern humans ; Out of Africa ; European hunter gatherers ; Paleolithic cave art ; After the ice.
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780756655730
Format :
Book

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