The Story of Life

By Douglas Palmer; Peter Barrett (Illustrator)
(University of California Press, Hardcover, 9780520255111, 367pp.)

Publication Date: November 2009

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"Evolution" recreates the 3.5 billion-year story of life on Earth in stunning detail through vivid full-color illustrations and graphics, the latest scientific information, and hundreds of photographs--a beautifully detailed panorama of communities from microbes to humankind that have lived on the planet's continents and in its oceans.

About the Author
Douglas Palmer teaches at Cambridge University and is the author of many books, including "Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide to our Planet, The Origins of Man: An Illustrated History of Human Evolution, " and "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life." His articles appear regularly in "Science, BBC Wildlife, "and "New Scientist."Peter Barrett is a natural history illustrator, painter, graphic designer, and children's book author.

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