Evolution

The story of life

Douglas Palmer and Peter Barrett

Using all the available fossil record as evidence, this book presents the four-billion-year story of life on Earth. It features a 50m-long artwork displayed across 200 pages, supported by hundreds of photographs and illustrations.

ISBN:
978 1 84533 339 3
Format:
Hardback
Price:
£ 30.00
Published:
October 2009
Size:
290 x 250 mm
Extent:
384 pp
Illustrations:
Colour throughout
Publisher:
Mitchell Beazley in association with the Natural History Museum

Details

This astonishing book brings together all available fossil records to present the story of evolution and life on Earth. It contains a 50m-long artwork displayed across 200 pages, supported by hundreds of photographs and illustrations. This unique visual content is complemented by authoritative text commentary, with an A-Z of hundreds of species shown in the artwork.

The book gives background information on the theory of evolution and details of where crucial fossil evidence can be seen today. It also presents illustrated family trees for the major animal groups and stunning photography of life's modern diversity.

Author and illustrator

Douglas Palmer is a science writer and academic whose 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.

Peter Barrett is a renowned natural history illustrator of more than 30 years’ standing. 

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