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Life through the ages

Author: Charles Robert Knight
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001.
Series: Life of the past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Commemorative edView all editions and formats
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"First published in 1946, Charles R. Knight's Life through the Ages was for many a beloved first look at the strange animals of the prehistoric past. For much of the twentieth century, Knight's reconstructions were the key resource for popular images of ancient life. His paintings and drawings were displayed as part of museum exhibits, notably at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Field  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Robert Knight
ISBN: 0253339286 9780253339287 9780253028822 0253028825
OCLC Number: 45756204
Notes: Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1946.
Description: xxii, 66 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm.
Contents: Preliminary Table of Contents:New Foreword by Stephen Jay GouldIntroduction by Philip J. CurrieForewordCambrian EpochDevonian PeriodCarboniferous or Coal PeriodDimetrodon-Permian TimeReptiles from the Karoo Region of AfricaAllosaurus-Jurassic PeriodBrontosaurus-Jurassic PeriodArchaeopteryx and Pterodactyl-Jurassic PeriodMosasaurus-Cretaceous EraStyracosaurus-Cretaceous EraTyrannosaurus-Cretaceous EraBirdsSharksZeuglodonLater ReptilesEarly Elephants-Eocene PeriodThe Woolly Mammoth-Pleistocene EraModern ElephantsDogs-Fossil-ModernCatsRancho La Brea-California Pitch PoolsThe TigerEocene HorsesHipparionHorsesTitanothere-Oligocene PeriodRhinocerosesWoolly Rhinoceros and ManDeerSlothsBison and WolvesGorillaCave Bear and Men
Series Title: Life of the past.
Responsibility: Charles R. Knight ; new foreword by Stephen Jay Gould ; introduction by Philip J. Currie.

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An edition of a book about the life of the past. The author's reconstructions were the key resource for popular images of ancient life. His paintings and drawings were displayed as part of museum  Read more...

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"Armed only with clay, plaster and paint, Charles R. Knight brought the dry bones back to life, to live on in our memories and dreams-and sometimes our nightmares as well." -Richard Milner, author of Read more...

 
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