Life through the Ages, A Commemorative Edition

Life through the Ages, A Commemorative Edition

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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 20th 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 Museum in Chicago, were used as illustrations in numerous books and magazine articles, and even influenced movie portrayals of dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts. Knight's work was highly regarded both for its artistic skill and for its scientific accuracy, closely based as it was on the knowledge of its time. Although new discoveries and ongoing research have changed the view of many of the animals depicted by Knight, his work remains valuable and is still treasured by new generations of scientists and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 229 x 254 x 5.08mm | 32g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • A Commemorative Edition
  • 34 b&w photos
  • 0253028825
  • 9780253028822
  • 970,176

About Charles R. Knight

Charles Robert Knight (1874-1953) was a distinguished paleoartist. His work remains on display at the American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum and elsewhere, where it continues to inspire viewers with its wonderfully detailed reconstructions of lost works and long extinct 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 Charles R. Knight: The Artist Who Saw Through Timeshow more

Table of 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 Menshow more

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