Earth Before The Dinosaurs

Paperback | June 1, 2012

bySébastien SteyerIllustratorAlain BénéteauTranslated byChris Spence

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This beautiful volume introduces the incredible animals that populated the planet before the Age of the Dinosaurs. Readers voyage to a time, beginning about 370 million years ago, when the first four-footed vertebrates appeared, and ending 200 million years later at the moment when the dinosaurs begin their ascent. During this time, vertebrates emerge from the sea and there appears a parade of animals, each more astonishing than the last. On this expedition, we learn how paleontologists become detectives to understand the history of life and we discover that many widely held ideas about the evolution of species are completely false. Earth before the Dinosaurs is an entertaining and informative guide to an astonishing and little-known world.

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This beautiful volume introduces the incredible animals that populated the planet before the Age of the Dinosaurs. Readers voyage to a time, beginning about 370 million years ago, when the first four-footed vertebrates appeared, and ending 200 million years later at the moment when the dinosaurs begin their ascent. During this time, ve...

Sébastien Steyer is paleontologist at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.Alain Bénéteau is an illustrator who specializes in paleontology.Chris Spence is a professional translator, freelance journalist, and Paris tour guide.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.8 inPublished:June 1, 2012Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253223806

ISBN - 13:9780253223807

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. The Great Transition
2. Where Did the Limbs Come From?
3. Pangean Chronicle
4. Between Earth and Sky
5. A Brief Guide to Paleontology
Bibliography
Index

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