Author(s): John Woodward
Explore astonishing landscapes teeming with giant insects, dinosaurs, and giant mammals, and see the extraordinary creatures that lived in ancient seas, to discover life from ancient animals to early humans. In a series of stunning panoramic illustrations and lively, engaging text, this book tells the story of life on Earth through key evolutionary periods, from life's earliest origins to the first farmers. The amazing story of life's evolution begins in vast oceans and swamp forests, and is shaken by dramatic extinctions caused by ice, violent volcanic eruptions, and meteor impacts. Life Through Time explores geological time and the origins of species that still exist today in early fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals. It takes readers through the years of dinosaurs and megafauna up to the appearance of our first human ancestors around six million years ago to the evolution of hunter-gathering Homo sapiens in the Ice Age and the first civilizations. Perfect for children and parents to read together and discover the incredible story of life on our planet. Open the book and let the 700-million-year journey begin!