Cassell's Atlas of Evolution

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Cassell, 2001 - Evolution - 368 pages
This atlas offers a complete look at the evolution of the Earth, from the beginning of the solar system to the present-day. Its six sections are divided into 18 chapters setting out the geological and biological developments of each major geological period. The volume's final section looks at the ways in which the Earth and its biosphere are still evolving today. The distribution today of types of rock, geological formations, fossils and modern species are explained, and the processes of natural evolution and of landscape formation through plate tectonics are revealed.

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About the author (2001)

Dougal Dixon was born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1947. He received a bachelor of science degree in geology from the University of St. Andrews in 1970 and a master of science degree in 1972. He entered the publishing field in 1973 and became a freelancer in 1980. He is an internationally recognized authority on dinosaurs and is one of the most popular science writers in the United Kingdom. His books include After Man: A Zoology of the Future, The New Dinosaurs, Man After Man, and Time Exposure (aka The Age of Dinosaurs). He has also served as a special advisor for programs and motion pictures about dinosaurs in the United States, Great Britain and Japan. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Journalism by the Educational Press Association of America in 1993, the Helen Roney Sattler Award in 1993, the Children's Book Council 1994 Outstanding Trade Science Book Award, and the Times Educational Supplement Primary Schoolbook Award in 1996.

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