THE GREAT TREE OF LIFE by L. J. Ludovici

THE GREAT TREE OF LIFE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This survey of the history of paleontology spans the evolution of living creatures from the proterozoic period with its one-celled organisms through the age of anthropoids and man. The gradual but startling changes that took place during these 500 million years are highlighted as sea plants are followed by graptolites (starfish, snails, marine algae), as amphibious life comes into existence with reptiles and mammals, as man makes his first appearance in his earliest forms. Attention is also focused on the manner in which man gained knowledge of his history through the discoveries of Xenophanes, of Leonardo da Vinci and later through the investigations of modern paleontologists. This is a well-documented, informative introduction to the subject.

Pub Date: Feb. 4th, 1962
Publisher: Putnam