Douglas Palmer teaches at Cambridge University and is the author of many books, including Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide to our Planet, The Origins of Man: An Illustrated History of Human Evolution, and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life. His articles appear regularly in Science, BBC Wildlife, and New Scientist. Peter Barrett is a natural history illustrator, painter, graphic designer, and children's book author.
"If time machines were real, this would be the book to carry on nature hikes into the distant past."--Natural History "This beautiful volume is worthy of any collector's coffee table."--Library Journal "An exciting record of life on earth."--Booklist "Stunning . . a wonderful tribute 150 years after Darwin published his seminal work."--Wildlife Activist "Useful and engaging work."--Reference & Research Book News / Scitech Book News "An exciting record of life on earth."--Booklist