This beautiful volume introduces the incredible animals that populatedthe planet before the Age of the Dinosaurs. Readers voyage to a time, beginningabout 370 million years ago, when the first four-footed vertebrates appeared, andending 200 million years later at the moment when the dinosaurs begin their ascent.During this time, vertebrates emerge from the sea and there appears a parade ofanimals, each more astonishing than the last. On this expedition, we learn howpaleontologists become detectives to understand the history of life and we discoverthat many widely held ideas about the evolution of species are completely false.Earth before the Dinosaurs is an entertaining and informative guide to anastonishing and little-known world.
|Paperback Book, 182 pages||English|
|Indiana University Press (Jul. 5th, 2012)||Unknown|
|9780253223807||7.00 x 9.90 x 0.80 inches|