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This book demonstrates the importance of paleontology to the study of evolution.(Publishers Weekly)
A must read...Brilliant and masterfully researched.(Greg Sweatt Fossil News)
Engagingly written and scientifically accurate... Highly recommended.(CHOICE)
This is one of the best books of its kind.(Christopher diCarlo Guelph Mercury)
The book is very valuable as a demonstration of the quality of the fossil record, which has improved dramatically in the past decade.(Peter Dodson Reports of the National Center for Science Education 1900-01-00)
(T)o anyone who wishes to be informed on our current knowledge about fossils and their interpretation, and for anyone who is still not so sure whom to believe, this book will straighten things out and will be an unforgettable reading experience.(Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie 1900-01-00)
This is a very well done book, highly recommended if you have any interest in evolution.
Prothero's book falls into the former category, being the best popular resource I've come across to date about evolution and the evidence from the fossil record.
I was raised a creationist who is exploring evolution for myself and appreciate Prothero's latest book.
It is an excellent overview of the fossil record. Coupled with interesting observations on problems caused by young earth creationism and intelligent design on the teaching of... Read morePublished 2 days ago by J. W. Zents
Unfortunately, the folks who should be reading this book (i.e. creationists) do not give a damn. Prothero paints a clear picture of what the fossil record says and even how it is... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marcellus B. Lima
An excellent read. Dr. Prothero does an excellent job of breaking down a complex subject and helping readers (especially those of us with little background in paleontology)... Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Roberts
Evolution is a very simple concept. The word simply means "change over time" and change affects just about every thing in the universe. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Russ Heitz
I've read and published reviews on literally hundreds of popular science books over the years, and this one stands among the best. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kenneth Krause
One of the most intelligent, wonderfully beautiful written books I have read on the topic.
This book is a invaluable resource for students, teachers, professors and the... Read more
Pretty good expose of recent archaeological finds that further bolster evolutionary theory. A little too much time wasted on troglodytes who argue the intelligent design... Read morePublished 4 months ago by robert vincel
Poorly written and full of personal attacks & insults, complete with cartoons ridiculing offending groups who have the audacity to see Design in nature. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Celeste Capielano
Prothero is one arrogant SOB. Unfortunately, his blatant omissions leave him wide-open to criticism. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bruce D. Wilner