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Lost Creatures of the Earth
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  • Authored by: Jon Erickson; Foreword by Alexander E. Gates, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Living Earth
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  • ISBN-10: 1438109652
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0965-7
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 10/01/2001
  • Dewey Number: 576.8
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 272

Summary

Species living on Earth today represent a mere fraction of the total amount of life forms that have existed since the planet was first formed. A brand-new addition to the critically acclaimed The Living Earth series, Lost Creatures of the Earth is a valuable resource for anyone requiring information on the latest in historical geology, the study of the evolution of the Earth and its developing life forms.

A general introduction details the various ages of the Earth, from the age of bacteria to the era of mammals that we know today. Subsequent chapters illustrated with more than 150 photographs, maps, and diagrams cover:

  • Sea Life–Marine Life Forms
  • Land life–Terrestrial Life Forms
  • Mass Extinctions–Historic extinctions
  • Causes of Extinctions–The Extinction Cycle
  • Effects of Extinction–The Purpose of Extinctions
  • Evolution of Species
  • The Life Cycles–Cyclical Nature of Life
  • Unique Life Forms–Curious Archaic Creatures
  • Strange Habitats–Diverse World Environments.

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