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The story of life on Earth

Peter Minister Matthew Blake

96 pages
Beetle Books

Join Ackerley the Acanthostega who takes you on a journey through time to explore the development of life on our wonderful planet, from the earliest organisms of 3.6 billion years ago, through to the arrival of primates 60 million years ago, to modern humans who have been around for less than 200,000 years. Discover:

• the giant insects that roamed our planet 440 million years ago

• how giant dinosaurs ruled for over 180 million years

• how the mass extinction 65 million years ago wiped out nearly all life on Earth

• the rise of mammals to become the dominant species

With brilliant CGI illustrations, fun diagrams and loads of humor, this book answer's, simply and honestly, the important and fascinating questions about life on Earth and how it evolved.

Author Bio
Peter Minister started out as a special-effects sculptor and had a successful and exciting career producing sculptures and props for museums, theme parks, TV and film. He now works in CGI, which allows him to express himself with a big ball of digital clay in a more creative way than any “real” clay. His CGI dinosaurs and other animals have appeared in numerous books worldwide.Matthew Rake lives in London and has worked in publishing for more than 20 years.He has written on a wide variety of topics, including science, sports, and the arts.