'A great tale, beautifully told' - Niles Eldredge, American Museum of Natural History, author of Reinventing Darwin, Life in the Balance and Triumph of Evolution. 'Michael Benton's splendid book brings back to Earth Science a sense of adventure... It is both a wonderfully good read and a valued reference' - James Lovelock, author of Gaia and Homage to Gaia
About the Author
is Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. His most recent publications include Vertebrate Palaeontology
and Basic Palaeontology
(with David Harper); he was also editor of The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia
, the first account in the West of some of the extraordinary fossils found in these regions.