Prehistoric Journey: A History of Life on Earth

Prehistoric Journey: A History of Life on Earth

by Kirk Johnson, Richard K. Stucky
     
 

ISBN-10: 1570980454

ISBN-13: 9781570980459

Pub. Date: 11/01/1995

Publisher: Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.

An updated edition of the award-winning primer on the evolution of the planet's life forms, Prehistoric Journey introduces readers to the wonders of the prehistoric world through an accessible text and strong, colorful photographs of world-class fossils. Arranged chronologically, the book describes the history of life on earth from the beginning of life in the seas,…  See more details below

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An updated edition of the award-winning primer on the evolution of the planet's life forms, Prehistoric Journey introduces readers to the wonders of the prehistoric world through an accessible text and strong, colorful photographs of world-class fossils. Arranged chronologically, the book describes the history of life on earth from the beginning of life in the seas, to the age of dinosaurs, to the age of mammals, and finally to the emergence of the modern world. Dramatic color illustrations and photographs feature the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's eight prehistoric habitat dioramas; spectacular fossils, including many of the finest examples of dinosaurs, large mammals, early primates, and giant fish; and striking watercolor illustrations that accurately render the animals and plants of the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570980459
Publisher:
Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction4
Ch. 2Early Life: Simple Beginnings12
Ch. 3Diversity in the Sea: Life in the Paleozoic28
Ch. 4Between Two Worlds: The First Life on Land40
Ch. 5Forests and Flight: Life in the Late Paleozoic48
Ch. 6The Time of the First Dinosaurs: The Triassic and the Jurassic62
Ch. 7The Last of the Dinosaurs: The Cretaceous80
Ch. 8Origin of Modern Animals: The Early Cenozoic102
Ch. 9Origin of the Modern World: The Late Cenozoic120
Acknowledgments and Credits138
Glossary140
Selected Bibliography142
Index143

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