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Prehistoric life : [the definitive visual history of life on earth]

Author: Douglas Palmer; Simon Lamb; Angeles Gavira Guerrero; Peter Frances; DK Publishing, Inc.; et al
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : DK Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Palmer; Simon Lamb; Angeles Gavira Guerrero; Peter Frances; DK Publishing, Inc.; et al
ISBN: 9780756655730 0756655730 9780756699109 075669910X
OCLC Number: 444710202
Notes: At head of title: DK.
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
Description: 512 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 31 cm
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.
Other Titles: DK prehistoric life
Dorling Kindersley prehistoric life
Responsibility: [authors, Douglas Palmer ... et al. ; consultants, Simon Lamb ... et al. ; senior editors, Angeles Gavira Guerrero, Peter Frances ; project editors, Cressida Malins ... et al. ; editors, Jamie Ambrose and others].
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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.

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