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Atlas of the prehistoric world

Author: Douglas Palmer; Discovery Channel (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Discovery Books, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Uncovers the secrets of our planet's rocks and fossils to reveal an ever-changing world more intriguing than any science fiction. It transports you into the past and examines the forces that will create the future.
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Genre/Form: Maps
Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Palmer; Discovery Channel (Firm)
ISBN: 1563318296 9781563318290
OCLC Number: 797312775
Notes: At head of title: Discovery Channel.
Includes index.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: The Changing Globe --
The Changing Face of the Earth --
Vendian Times --
Early Cambrian Times --
Late Cambrian Times --
Ordovician Times --
Silurian Times --
Devonian Times --
Carboniferous Times --
Permian Times --
Triassic Times --
Jurassic Times --
Early Cretaceous Times --
Later Cretaceous Times --
K-T Times --
Early Tertiary Times --
Mid-Tertiary Times --
Late Tertiary Times --
Quaternary Times --
Ancient Worlds --
The Origin of Life --
Aquatic Microbes: Life Begins --
The Vendian Period --
Complex Organisms Emerge --
Cambrian Explosion --
Early Cambrian Marine Life --
Late Cambrian Period --
The Burgess Seaworld --
Pikaia --
Our Ancestor? --
The Ordovician Period --
Life in the Ordovician Seas --
The Silurian Period --
Life on Land and in the Sea --
The Devonian Period --
Equipping Life for Land --
Carboniferous Age --
The First Tetrapods --
Coal and Reptiles --
The Permian Age --
Ancient Mammal Relatives --
Mass Extinctions --
The Triassic Period --
Dawn of the Dinosaurs --
Reptilian Domination --
The Jurassic Period --
Reptiles of the Jurassic Seas --
Discovering Extinction and Deep Time --
Life Takes to the Air --
Early Mammals --
Early Cretaceous Period --
The World of the Iguanodon Dinosaur --
Inventing and Picturing the Dinosaurs --
Later Cretaceous Period --
The Mammals and Dinosaurs of Mongolia --
Hadrosaurs and Carnosaurs --
The Beast of Maastricht --
The K-T Boundary --
The Last of the Dinosaurs --
Impact from Outer Space --
Victims and Survivors --
Early Tertiary Age --
Plants and Animals of Messel --
Opening the North Atlantic --
The Evolution of Plants and Flowers --
Mid-Tertiary Period --
Riversleigh Marsupials --
The Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau --
Late Tertiary Period --
Hominids and Other Mammals --
Mammals of the Americas --
Divergence of Apes and Hominids --
The Quaternary Age --
The Russian Mammoth Steppe --
The Human Journey --
Beyond the Ice Age --
Earth Fact File --
Earth History --
The Geological Timescale --
Methods of Dating: Innovations and Discoveries --
Geological Controversies --
Rock 170 --
Metamorphic and Sedimentary Rock --
Earth Processes: Plate Tectonics --
Earthquakes and Tsunamis --
Volcanoes --
Sedimentation --
The Present as a Key to the Past --
What Next? --
Fossils: Classification --
Fossil Formation --
Fossil Discoveries: Reconstructing the Past --
Evolution and the Fossil Record --
Living Fossils and the Molecular Clock --
"Progress" and Catastrophe.
Other Titles: Prehistoric world.
Discovery Channel atlas of the prehistoric world
Responsibility: Douglas Palmer.

Abstract:

Uncovers the secrets of our planet's rocks and fossils to reveal an ever-changing world more intriguing than any science fiction. It transports you into the past and examines the forces that will create the future.

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