Evolving Planet

By Erica Kelly, Richard Kissel,

Book cover of Evolving Planet: Four Billion Years of Life on Earth

Book description

"Evolving Planet" is based on the new permanent exhibition of the same name at the Field Museum (opened in spring 2006). The book takes readers on an inspiring journey through 4 billion years of life on Earth, from single-celled organisms to towering dinosaurs to woolly mammoths to humans. Unique fossils,…


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1 author picked Evolving Planet as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

What I really love about this book is that 1) it is written by experts in the field, including a PhD evolutionary biologist and paleontologist, 2) it has an excellent balance of illustrations and text, and 3) it places dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures in context as it tells the story of how they evolved through time.

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