Covers a lot of information, but he connects it all in a readable and interesting way
a balanced and open-ended viewpoint. -- Library Journal
Paints a vivid picture of science as a quintessentially human endeavoran ongoing search for better understanding. -- Niles Eldredge, American Museum of Natural History
About the Author
is Professor of Vertebrate Paleontology and Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. He has written over forty books, many of them standard technical works and textbooks, as well as popular books about dinosaurs and the history of life.