Discover the origins of life on earth from the first bacteria through the age of giant dinosaurs to the coming of humans. For 4,600 million years, there has been some form of life on Earth. At first, the Earth was a mass of raging fires and volcanoes, so early forms of life began in the seas. Prehistoric Life tells the story of these and the succeeding life forms everything from microscopic organisms to early humans. We know about the great diversity of early life through fossils found in many different countries. Prehistoric Life describes how these fossils fit together into a giant jigsaw puzzle. Using reconstructions and authentic models, such fascinating creatures as the great dinosaurs, the ferocious saber-toothed tiger, and the giant woolly mammoth, are brought vividly to life. Written by William Lindsay, an experienced paleontologist and author of many best selling books for children on dinosaurs, Eyewitness Prehistoric Life is an exciting introduction to what life was like many millions of years ago.
The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. Part of a huge multi-volume encyclopedia, children at different reading levels can use to access information on science, the arts, history, sports, and much more. Each volume has detailed annotations and lavish illustrations.