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    DescriptionWith an extensive catalog at its heart, "Prehistoric Life" profiles hundreds of fascinating species in incredible detail. The story starts in earnest 3.8 billion years ago, with the earliest-known form of life on Earth, a bacteria that still exists today, and journeys through action-packed millennia, charting the appearance of new life forms as well as devastating extinction events. Of course, the ever-popular and endlessly intriguing dinosaurs feature large, but "Prehistoric Life" gives you the whole picture, and the plants, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals that are the ancestors of today's species also populate its pages, making this book unprecedented in its coverage of prehistory. Specially commissioned artworks use cutting-edge technology to render species in breathtakingly realistic fashion, with astonishing images of prehistoric remains, such as skeletons and fossils, to complete the story. To put all the evidence in context, the concept of geological time is explored, as is the classification of species and how the evidence for their evolution is preserved and can be deciphered.


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    Title
    Prehistoric Life
    Subtitle
    The Definitive Visual History of Life on Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Brasier, By (author) David Burnie, By (author) Chris Cleal, By (author) Sir Peter Crane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 211 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,860 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780756699109
    ISBN 10: 075669910X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BIC subject category V2: RBX
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 560
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    DC22: 560
    BISAC V2.8: SCI054000
    Abridged Dewey: 560
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A59010000
    BIC subject category V2: WNA
    BISAC V2.8: NAT007000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QE711.2 .P74 2012
    Thema V1.0: RBX, WNA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Dorling Kindersley Inc
    Imprint name
    DORLING KINDERSLEY
    Publication date
    02 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY