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Life Before Man By Z. V. Spinar

Life Before Man by Z. V. Spinar

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Summary

An introduction to life on Earth, from its earliest beginnings more than 3000 million years ago to the arrival of Homo sapiens and the introduction of settled farming, a mere 5000 years ago. The book opens with the various theories that seek to explain the birth of the solar system and its planets.

Life Before Man Summary

Life Before Man by Z. V. Spinar

This is an introduction to the panorama of life on Earth, from its earliest beginnings more than 3000 million years ago to the arrival of Homo sapiens and the introduction of settled farming, 5000 years ago. The text is accompanied by a sequence of over 160 specially commissioned illustrations, showing the conditions on Earth in its early days and the strange animal life that once roamed its surface or moved in its seas. Beginning with an account of the various theories that seek to explain the birth of the solar system and its planets, the book continues with a detailed explanation of the evolution of living things, from the first signs of single-celled life to the arrival of marine vertebrates, from the appearance of dinosaurs to the emergence of the ape-like ancestors of modern man. Time charts show the sequence of geological eras and the points at which various forms of life first appeared.

Table of Contents

Birth of the solar system; Precambian era; Paleozoic era; Mesozoic era; Cenozoic era; Quaternary era. Classification of living things.

Additional information

GOR006531739
9780500277966
0500277966
Life Before Man by Z. V. Spinar
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1996-05-07
256
N/A
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