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"Recommended. General readers; interested upper―level undergraduates through faculty/researchers." ―Choice
"... Prothero's new book has the advantage of something for everyone.... A specialist can read it for a fine overview of many aspects of life throughout the age of mammals; a general reader will get the same overview, plus an introduction to a great many new topics to research further. This is about the most readable volume imaginable..." ―Reports of the National Center for Science Education
The author seems to stress warm and cold ocean currents and the land massses sliding on the tectonic plates as the major long term influences on evolution,besides the rotation of... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Douglas E. Libert
I bought this book several years ago and it rekindled an interest in life in the past that continues to this day. Mr. Read morePublished on October 26, 2013 by jdh
First, I thought the book was very good with a couple of caveats that I mention below. While not a criticism, the book seems targeted to a very small audience - paleontologists and... Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Coltrane
I will admit that this book is a little dry, to say the least. But it is extremely interesting, in depth and informative. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by JSYK
Prothero is a "go to" authority on this subject. This book is about as clear and authoritative as any. Read morePublished on September 18, 2012 by Wayne Mones
Enjoyed the book, it was a pleasurable read and a terribly interesting topic. I did find the term "non-avian dinosaurs" somewhat tedious and cumbersome after a time. Read morePublished on May 15, 2011 by Mac
This book is a wonderful adaptation of scientific research into a readable story of prehistory. It delves not only into the fossil record of animal and plant history, but also... Read morePublished on October 11, 2009 by J.P.E.W.