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Evolution: The Story of Life

Evolution: The Story of Life

Author: Douglas Palmer
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An astonishing new book is being created. Using all the available fossil record as evidence, it presents the entire four-billion-year story of life on Earth in one single super-panoramic tableau. Never before has our collective story been told so effectively, so compellingly, so coherently, and so beautifully. At the heart of the book is an astonishing 50m-long artwork displayed across 200 pages, supported by hundreds of photographs and illustrations, that tells the story of life on Earth. The groundbreaking visual content is complemented by an authoritative text commentary, making "Evolution" a unique work of family reference, complete with an A-Z of hundreds of species that are shown in the artwork, background information on the theory of evolution, illustrated family trees for the major anaimal groups, stunning photography of life's modern diversity, and details of where all the crucial fossil evidence can be seen today.

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A book that no home, school, or library can be without A new generation of family natural history reference Four billion years of life on Earth in a super-panoramic scale A landmark publication to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species in 1859 and the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth Published in association with the Natural History Museum, London, one of the foremost centres of evolution research Features three special fold-out sections

Author description

Peter Barrett is a renowned natural history illustrator of more than thirty years standing. This book represents the pinnacle of his career. He lives in Devon. Douglas Palmer is a science writer and academic currently teaching at Cambridge University. His articles appear regularly in New Scientist, BBC Wildlife magazine and Science magazine. He is the author of several books, including Earth, Atlas of the Prehistoric World, Neanderthal and The Illustrated Encycopledia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life.

Table of contents

Foreword; Introduction; Introduction to evolution; the artwork - 200 pages inc two gatefolds; Trees of life: All life, Primates, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Invertebrates, Plants; Species guide; Site gazetteer; Glossary; Index; Timeline gatefold

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General Fields

  • : 9781845333393
  • : Octopus Publishing Group
  • : Mitchell Beazley
  • : November 2009
  • : 290mm X 250mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : One single 50m-long original, groundbreaking artwork across 200 pages; 100s of photos and illustrati
  • : Douglas Palmer
  • : Popular science; Evolution
  • : 384
  • : 576.8
  • : Peter Barrett
  • : Hardback