What are the best books related to prehistoric life?

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    #1I am God: World's Oldest Story

    I am God: World's Oldest Story

    I Am God: World's Oldest Story by Rahul Badami is a non-fiction book on self-discovery and religion. This book was published in 2013. This book will make one realize that one's challenges could also be one's struggles.

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    Teresa Barnett
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I needed to find the best book related to prehistoric life. I love to learn about prehistory. My friend recommended I am God: World's Oldest Story. What a great book. It's by Rahul Badami and is about self-discovery and religion, both of which really fascinate me. I've learned so much from this book. It's really eye-opening. Strongly recommended!"
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    #2Unearthing the Dragon

    Unearthing the Dragon

    Unearthing the Dragon by Mark A. Norell is a non-fiction book on biology and geology. This book was published in 2005. This book introduces fresh perspective about dinosaurs and the like.

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    Jean Moore
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I grew up more fascinated in archaeology and anthropology than I was in paleontology, but this book definitely piqued my interest in the field. Perhaps it was so accessible to me because of the glimpse into Chinese life during the discovery in Linangong. Either way, I thoroughly enjoyed reading and appreciated the stunning photographs of the fossils as an added plus!"
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    #3Evolution the Human Story

    Evolution the Human Story

    Evolution The Human Story by Alice Roberts is a non-fiction book on anthropology and biology. This book was published in 2011. This book includes illustrations for easy comprehension.

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    Sandra McDonald
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is a good book that sets out the facts about human evolution in a comprehensive, easy to read format. The illustrations are excellent and really transport you back to ancient times."
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    #4At the Water's Edge

    At the Water's Edge

    At the Water's Edge: Fish with Fingers, Whales with Legs, and How Life Came Ashore but Then Went Back to Sea by Carl Zimmer is a non-fiction on science and animals. This book was published in 1998.

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    Zachary Evans
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I'm a big fan of history books especially on the evolution of animals and Mankind. This book is really interesting because it breaks down how fish evolved and made their way onto land only to have partial amphibious cousins. The book kept me gently entertained and made me want to research the subject even more than what is presented by the author "
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    #5Once and Future Giants

    Once and Future Giants
    Once and Future Giants: What Ice Age Extinctions Tell Us about the Fate of Earth's Largest Animals by Sharon Levy is a non-fiction book on environment and geology. This book was published in 2011.
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    Carolyn Wagner
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Once and Future Giants is a wonderful book for teaching about prehistoric life. Filled with tons of facts and great pictures this book is great to read."
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    #6The Eternal Frontier

    The Eternal Frontier
    The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples by Tim Flannery is a non-fiction book on science and environment. This book was published in 2001.
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    Dylan Bryant
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This book provides an ecological history of North America from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs until the present. Flannery emphasizes the events that make North America distinctive - the fact that the asteroid hit the continent at a destructive angle, the effects of the north-south mountain ranges channeling Arctic and tropical air back and forth, the more severe ice ages, and the opening and closing of the Bering land bridge, for example. He’s at his best when he’s telling big stories over millions of years. "
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    #7T. Rex and the Crater of Doom

    T. Rex and the Crater of Doom

    T. Rex and the Crater of Doom by Walter Álvarez is a non-fiction book on animals and science history. This book was published in 1997 best written for laymen and practicing scientists.

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    Trishla Bose
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Short book (150 pages of text, dozens more of footnotes). Easy read. Great story of discovery including all the mistakes, errors and luck that make up science. Experts in the field may likely find it overly simplistic, but don't read it for the latest academic details on the state of the science. Read it for the travelogue of a voyage of discovery and in that vein I give it 5 stars. I appreciate that Walter Alverez notes that there was and is some hot debate about the science, and honors those involved by not trying to quote blow by blow who said what to whom, but rather that to argue over uncertainties is part of being human and part of being a scientist. That is a key take-away from the book, that science is not a neat linear flow from darkness to light. There are many misteps along the way. I notice that several of the one-star ratings are from school kids who were assigned the book in class and found the book boring. As they confess, it isn't actually that the book was boring but that any book about science was bound to be boring. Ouch, I am sure this book was carefully selected by the teacher as most likely candidate to entertain the students. It is too bad if even this book couldn't engage some of the kids, but hopefully others were turned on and will take their own voyage of discovery when their turn comes."
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    #8The Ancestor's Tale

    The Ancestor's Tale
    Richard Dawkins presents with unprecedented clarity and intelligence the World's renowned evolutionary theory, introducing to countless readers to the wonders of science. In 'The Ancestor's Tale' presents a journey through stories of sexual selection speciation and extinction.
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    Diane Morales
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Absolutely incredible book if you're at all interested in evolution. The long chain of life that existed before us, how we lived, how ancestry lived, just everything. Perfectly written and extraordinary. "
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    #9The Riddle of the Labyrinth

    The Riddle of the Labyrinth

    The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code by Margalit Fox is a non-fiction book on science and humanities. This book was published in 2013 that tells the story behind Greece's Classical Age.

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    #10Wonderful Life

    Wonderful Life

    Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History is a book written by Stephen Jay Gould featuring prehistoric creatures frozen in the Burgess Shale. With over 300 pages, it is published in 1990 by WW Norton & Company.

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    Ralph Riley
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This book does a great job in bringing to life many previously hidden links in the history of evolution. Written wonderfully and scientifically enthralling, I would suggest this book to anyone with a deep interest in the origin of life on Earth."
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    #11Beasts of Eden

    Beasts of Eden
    Beasts of Eden: Walking Whales, Dawn Horses, and Other Enigmas of Mammal Evolution is a study book written by David Rains Wallace. It revolves around mammals that walked along dinosaurs, from mammoths to ground sloths.
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    #12In Pursuit of Early Mammals

    In Pursuit of Early Mammals

    In Pursuit of Early Mammals is a study book written by specialist Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska. It was released in July 2013. It is about how the early mammals lived among the giant dinosaurs in the prehistoric era. 

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    Bobby Guzman
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Totally amazing. Now I know all about how the early mammals lived with the dinosaurs in the prehistoric era. Simply great!"
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    #13Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

    Cenozoic Mammals of Africa
    Cenozoic Mammals of Africa is a study book written by Lars Werdelin and William Joseph Sanders. It was released in 2010. It is about the classification and identification of Cenozoic mammals.
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    #14Walking with Beasts

    Walking with Beasts

    Walking with Beasts: A Prehistoric Safari is a study book written by scientist Tim Haines. It was released in 2001. It is about the gigantic prehistoric mammals that roamed the Earth after the dinosaurs died.

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    James Greene
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is a good big about dinosaurs. At 240 pages it's packed with a lot of good information. Be really good for a young kid (9 or older) that love to read and learn about dinosaurs and prehistoric times. My son who is 11 would probably enjoy this book."
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    #15Where the Wild Things Were

    Where the Wild Things Were

    Where the Wild Things Were: Life, Death, and Ecological Wreckage in a Land of Vanishing Predators is a study book written by science journalist William Stolzenburg. It was published in July 2009.

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    Mildred Armstrong
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The nice thing about this book regarding prehistoric life is the little-discussed creatures and aspects of prehistoric life. It's not all dinosaurs and the things we hear about usually. "
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    #16After the Dinosaurs

    After the Dinosaurs

    After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals is a book written by Donald R. Prothero. It was originally published in 2006 as a part of the Life of the Past series. It is about the age of mammals that dominated the Earth after the dinosaurs' extinction.

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    #17Prehistoric America

    Prehistoric America

    Prehistoric America: A Journey through the Ice Age and Beyond is a study book written by five authors. It was released in February 2003. It has illustrations and depicts life in North America during the Ice Age.

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    William Murphy
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "When human beings first arrived in North America at the end of the last Ice Age, they encountered a teeming variety of animals, from ground sloths and mastodons to zebras and camels. This spectacularly illustrated book takes us on a captivating journey back to that time, showing us the entire continent and its incredible wildlife as it looked 13,000 years ago. The book travels the ancient continent region by region, from the icy Arctic vastness to the steamy tropical swamps of Florida. We are introduced to bizarre beasts, now extinct (including glyptodonts, scimitar-toothed cats, and mammoths); animals that have long since disappeared from their North American habitats (lions, cheetahs); and species still seen today (grizzlies, condors, alligators). A wealth of fossil evidence informs the stunning computer-generated panoramas that fill the pages of this extraordinary book. The bones of the ancient beasts again have flesh and fur, unfamiliar animals again roam the landscapes, and the world of prehistoric North America comes startlingly to life."

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Best What are the best books related to prehistoric life
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1I am God: World's Oldest StoryBooks 28 Paid
2Unearthing the DragonBooks 25 Paid
3Evolution the Human StoryBooks 25 Paid
4At the Water's EdgeBooks 22 Paid
5Once and Future GiantsBooks 21 Paid
6The Eternal FrontierBooks 20 Paid
7T. Rex and the Crater of DoomBooks 18 Paid
8The Ancestor's TaleBooks 16 Paid
9The Riddle of the LabyrinthBooks 13 Paid
10Wonderful LifeBooks 12 Paid
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