Dinosaur – The Definitive Visual Guide to Prehistoric Animals

Dinosaur – The Definitive Visual Guide to Prehistoric Animals

Featuring an incredible mix of digital reconstructions, extraordinary skeletons, and amazingly intricate fossils, Dinosaur surveys millions of year of life on planet Earth. It uses the latest scientific knowledge to recreate hundreds of ancient species, from some very early, alien-looking creatures to the great dinosaurs and early mammals.

With thousands of photos, drawings and illustrations

With 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 bacterium 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.

2016
400 pages
12x10 inches
Hardcover
Gold gilded pages

Authors

Dr. Douglas Palmer, science writer and lecturer based in Cambridge, UK

Dr. Martin Brasier, Professor of Paleobiology, University of Oxford, UK

Dr. Caroline Buttler, Professor John C.W. Cope and Dr. Robert M. Owens, Department of Geology, Amgueddfa Cymru (National Museum Wales, Cardiff, Wales

Dr. Jason Anderson, vertebrate paleontologist and Assistant Professor of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Calgary, Canada

Dr. Roger Benson, paleontologist, University of Cambridge, London, UK

Dr. Stephen Brusette, vertebrate paleontologist, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, USA

Professor Jennifer Clack, Professor and Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, UK

Dr. Kim Dennis-Bryan, paleontologist, writer and lecturer, Open University, London, UK

Dr. Christopher Duffin, paleontologist and teacher, London, UK

Dr. Davis Hone, vertebrate paleontologist, Beijing Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing, China

Dr. Zerina Johanson, curator of fossil fish, Natural History Museum, London, UK

Dr. Andrew Milner, vertebrate paleontologist and research associate, Natural History Museum, London, UK

Dr. Darren Naish, science writer and honorary research associate at the University of Portsmouth, UK

Dr. Katie Parsons, biologist and natural history writer, London, UK

Dr. Donald Prothero, professor of Geology, Occidental College and lecturer at California Institute of Technology, Los Angeles, California, USA

Professor Xu Xing, paleontologist, Beijing Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing, China

Dr. Ken McNamara, paleobiologist, Department of Earth Science, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr. Simon Lamb, lecturer, Department of Earth Science, University of Oxford, UK

Felicity Maxwell, freelance environmental consultant and science editor

Professor Euan N.K. Clarkson, Professor Emeritus of Paleontology, University of Edinburgh Scotland

Dr. Robert Carr, lecturer in comparative anatomy and general biology, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA

Dr. Gareth Dyke, paleontologists and lecturer, University College Dublin, Ireland

Professor Christine Janis, mammalian paleontologist and lecturer, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Contents

Foreword Earth’s Formation
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
The Earliest-known Forms of Life
Archean
Proterozoic
Cambrian
Ordovician
Silurian
Devonian
Carboniferous
Permian
Triassic
Jurassic
Cretaceous
Paleogene
Neogene
Quaternary
Glossary
Dinosaur List
Index
Acknowledgements 



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