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Title Dinosaurs and prehistoric life.

Publication Info. New York : Dk Publishing, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  567.9 DIN    DUE 01-30-20 Billed
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    560 DIN    Available
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1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition American edition.
Description 440 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 31 cm
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Note At the head of title: DK Smithsonian.
Includes index.
"The definitive visual guide to prehistoric animals."--Cover.
"Content previously published as Prehistoric life in 2009"--Title page verso.
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.
Summary The stunning visuals and authoritative text make Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life a fascinating and revealing encyclopedia that will appeal to the whole family. From the origin of life, through the age of dinosaurs stalked by the terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex, to the earliest humans, this book tells the story of life on Earth. Dinosaurs may be the stars of the show, but the book is truly comprehensive, with fossil plants, invertebrates, amphibians, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, and even early bacteria conjuring up an entire past world. To put all of these extinct species in context, the book explores geological time and the way life-forms are classified. It also looks at how fossils preserve the story of evolution, and how it can be deciphered. The chapter on "Young Earth" explains how forces shaped Earth and steered the course of life. The main part of the book - "Life on Earth" - lays out and catalogues the rich story of life, from its beginnings 4 billion years ago, through each geological period, such as the Jurassic and Cretaceous, to the present.
Subject Dinosaurs.
Animals, Fossil.
Evolution (Biology)
Plants, Fossil.
Fossil hominids.
Prehistoric peoples.
Earth (Planet) -- Origin.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Added Author DK Publishing, Inc.
Smithsonian Institution.
Added Title DK Smithsonian dinosaurs and prehistoric life
DK dinosaurs and prehistoric life
ISBN 9781465482495 (hardcover) $50.00
1465482490 (hardcover) $50.00

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