From the Back Cover
For more than twenty years, the Science Times section of The New York Times has been the source of the latest discoveries in the worlds of archaeology, anthropology, and paleontology for readers throughout the world. The New York Times Book of Fossils and Evolution traces life's first foothold on Earth and the explosion of creation in the Cambrian era, through the reigning years of the largest animals ever to walk the planet - the dinosaurs of the Mesozoic - to the emergence of Homo sapiens 200,000 years ago.This collection, updated with the latest findings, will be enjoyed by amateur archaeologists, naturalists, students, dinosaur enthusiasts, and everyone interested in science. (7 x 9 1/4, 272 pages, illustrations)
About the Author
Nicholas Wade is a science reporter for The New York Times. Wade is the author of several books, including The Ultimate Experiment, The Nobel Duel, and A World Beyond Healing. Born in England, he currently lives in New Jersey.