Prehistoric Life

Author: William Lindsay
ISBN: 9780751360240
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Follows the footsteps of life from the very first creatures and sea animals, to plants and arthropods leaving the water to live and walk on land, the evolution of reptiles and mammals, up to the early humans. Photographs of fossils, skulls, models and reconstructions are included.

Dk Prehistoric Life

Author: DK Publishing, Inc
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756699109
Size: 44.81 MB
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Presents an introduction to prehistoric life, describing dinosaurs, plant life, and the evolutionary stages of early man, with images of fossil remains and discussions of the possible events that led to the extinction of many early life forms.


Author: Douglas Palmer
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Draws on the latest scientific information to recreate the story of life on Earth, with introductory articles on evolution and an index to the hundreds of species depicted in the illustrations.

Prehistoric Past Revealed

Author: Douglas Palmer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520241053
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Describes how the discovery of fossil remains can trace the history of life on Earth.


Author: Richard Fortey
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307761185
Size: 52.79 MB
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By one of Britain's most gifted scientists: a magnificently daring and compulsively readable account of life on Earth (from the "big bang" to the advent of man), based entirely on the most original of all sources--the evidence of fossils. With excitement and driving intelligence, Richard Fortey guides us from the barren globe spinning in space, through the very earliest signs of life in the sulphurous hot springs and volcanic vents of the young planet, the appearance of cells, the slow creation of an atmosphere and the evolution of myriad forms of plants and animals that could then be sustained, including the magnificent era of the dinosaurs, and on to the last moment before the debut of Homo sapiens. Ranging across multiple scientific disciplines, explicating in wonderfully clear and refreshing prose their findings and arguments--about the origins of life, the causes of species extinctions and the first appearance of man--Fortey weaves this history out of the most delicate traceries left in rock, stone and earth. He also explains how, on each aspect of nature and life, scientists have reached the understanding we have today, who made the key discoveries, who their opponents were and why certain ideas won. Brimful of wit, fascinating personal experience and high scholarship, this book may well be our best introduction yet to the complex history of life on Earth. A Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection With 32 pages of photographs From the Hardcover edition.

The Visual Dictionary Of Prehistoric Life

Author: Anne McCord
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9781564588593
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A fully labeled collection of full-color photographs, models, and illustrations explains how plants and animals are classified and reveals what fossils and skeletons can tell us about the extinct species of the prehistoric era.


Author: Douglas Palmer
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781405337045
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Experience a story 3.8 billion years in the making, with this unparalleled visual guide to prehistoric life. Unprecedented visual detail, comprehensive entries on hundreds of species and the latest research provides the whole picture of the creatures and plants that represent Earth's prehistoric life. Journey through the millennia and explore the rise and fall of successive organisms, devastating extinctions and the knife-edge progress of evolution. Fantastic photographs and images present each species in exceptional clarity, including 3D CT scans that transform inert fossils into species that almost live and breath on the page. Discover a huge catalogue, profiling a vast and diverse array of plants, fungi, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, reptiles and mammals and discover how they have evolved through time. From giant dinosaurs to lesser-known species that faced a similar, cataclysmic demise, this is a fascinating and essential reference on prehistoric life for the whole family.

Prehistoric Life

Author: Joseph Petsche
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781516513062
Size: 29.78 MB
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Prehistoric Life is a concise, accessible textbook focusing on the history of life and evolution within a geological and climatic context. Offering critical information and avoiding unnecessary bulk, the book begins with an introduction to the notion of science, the scientific method, and the limits of science. In the first half of the text, students learn about rocks, fossils, the geologic timescale, the structure of earth, abiogenesis, evolution, and classification. The second half of the book is devoted to exploring the past 3.8 billion years of life, from the earliest single-celled organisms in the Precambrian Eon through the rich evolutionary histories of the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras, to today's modern organisms, including ourselves. Prehistoric Life is ideal for courses in introductory geology, biology, and paleontology courses and can also be used as a reference guide for fossil collectors and enthusiasts alike. Joseph Petsche earned his master's degree in structural geology from San Jose State University and now teaches paleontology-based Earth science courses in the university's geology department. Professor Petsche has extensive teaching and tutoring experience and is an avid naturalist and devout science advocate.

A History Of Life In 100 Fossils

Author: Paul D. Taylor
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588345025
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A History of Life in 100 Fossils showcases 100 key fossils that together illustrate the evolution of life on earth. Iconic specimens have been selected from the renowned collections of the two premier natural history museums in the world, the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, and the Natural History Museum, London. The fossils ahve been chosen not only for their importance in the history of life, but also because of the visual story they tell. This stunning book is perfect for all readers because its clear explanations and beautiful photographs illuminate the significance of these amazing pieces, including 500 million-year-old Burgess Shale fossils that provide a window into early animal life in the sea, insects encapsulated by amber, the first fossil bird Archaeopteryx, and the remains of our own ancestors.

Dinosaurs The Grand Tour

Author: Keiron Pim
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615192131
Size: 80.41 MB
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From Aardonyx to Zuniceratops—A Dino-Mite Gathering of All the Dinosaurs (More Than 300!) Worth Knowing About We live in a golden age of paleontological discovery—the perfect time to dig in to the spectacular world of dinosaurs. From Aardonyx, a lumbering beast that formed a link between two and four-legged dinosaurs, to Zuniceratops, who boasted a deadly pair of horns, Dinosaurs—The Grand Tour details everything worth knowing about every important dinosaur that scientists know about—more than 300 in all. In Dinosaurs you’ll learn all the gory details—about geology, anatomy, evolution, astronomy, and even Native American and Chinese mythology. Stories of harrowing paleontological expeditions conjure the thrills of history’s most famous dinosaur hunters. Highlights of recent research reveal what’s going on in the world of dinosaurs today, including scientists’ recent discovery of pigments embedded in dinosaur fossils that shed light, for the first time, on dinosaurs’ true coloration. Illustrations on virtually every page bring these prehistoric creatures to life in all their razor-sharp, long-necked, spiny, scaly glory. And for readers inspired to test their dino-expertise in the field, renowned paleontologist Jack Horner’s field notes will help enthusiasts set out on their own expeditions. Track down dinosaur footprints at Horner’s recommended sites, head out on a cross-country dinosaur road trip using Horner’s list of top North American dinosaurs as your map, and learn what it’s like to be a leading paleontologist who’s been part of some of the most sensational dinosaur discoveries ever—and how you can get involved, too!