A Fine addition to the ""Eyewitness Books,"" combining the stunning photos characteristic of the series and a brief, lucid, logically organized text filled with fascinating details. Discussions of fossilization, moving continents, and fossils of the future will be particularly helpful for young scientists. Brief biographical sketches of prominent scientists, as well as information on plant and animal fossils (including early man), are also included. While photos on the same page are not reproduced to a consistent scale, captions frequently include size information. This aid would have been enhanced by including a key to the phyla discussed with the full scientific names of species. Index.