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Evolving planet : four billion years of life on Earth

Author: Erica Kelly; Richard A Kissel; Field Museum of Natural History.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals how, over time, new life-forms evolved from earlier ones, and after serveral billiono years, added up to diversity as well as extinctions.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Exhibition catalogs
History
Juvenile works
Exhibitions
Juvenile literature
Exhibitions Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erica Kelly; Richard A Kissel; Field Museum of Natural History.
ISBN: 9780810994867 0810994860
OCLC Number: 262883677
Notes: Companion book to the Field Museum's exhibit Evolving planet.
Description: 136 pages : color .ill., maps ; 29 cm
Contents: The world of war: the Cambrian & Ordovician Periods --
World of fins, limbs, & land plants: the Silurian & Devonian Periods --
World of swampy forests & sharks: the Carboniferous Period --
Sail backs & supercontinents: the Permian Period --
Reptiles rule: the Triassic, Jurassic, & Cretaceous Periods --
Mammals inherit the earth: the Tertiary Period --
The human story begins --
The Ice Age: the Quaternary Period --
Back home on our evolving planet.
Responsibility: Erica Kelly and Richard Kissel ; published in association with the Field Museum, Chicago.

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Takes readers on a journey through 4 billion years of life on Earth, from single-celled organisms to towering dinosaurs to woolly mammoths to humans. This book features fossils, photographs,  Read more...

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