"The large but digestible volume of information (lovers of polysyllabic names in particular will be in hog heaven) along with a coherent overview of life's development on our planet combine to boost this above the general run of prehistory panoramas. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Produced as a companion to an exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, this handsomely designed album pairs photographed fossils and speculative but realistically detailed portraits of hundreds of creatures—nearly all extinct—with descriptive captions and short passages of text that draw connections between them and modern animals.
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