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Life: The First Four Billion Years

Life: The First Four Billion Years

Discover the greatest story ever told: the story of life on our planet, from the big bang to the dinosaurs and beyond. Before humans took their first steps, there were billions of years of vibrant and varied life on earth. Discover the fascinating story of our planet, from the fo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781406372700
Barcode 9781406372700
Published 1 May 2019 by Walker Books
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Jenkins, Martin
Illustrated by Baker-Smith, Grahame
Series Walker Studio
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ISBN-13 9781406372700
ISBN-10 1406372706
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books
Imprint Walker Books Ltd
Publication Date 1 May 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jenkins, Martin
Illustrated by Baker-Smith, Grahame
Series Walker Studio
Category History
Big Books Picture books
Dinosaurs & The Prehistoric World
Prehistoric Man, Stone Age
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 297mm
Height: 360mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 1,110g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Young adult
Dewey Code 576.8
Catalogue Code 976831

Description of this Book

Discover the greatest story ever told: the story of life on our planet, from the big bang to the dinosaurs and beyond. Before humans took their first steps, there were billions of years of vibrant and varied life on earth. Discover the fascinating story of our planet, from the formation of the universe to the first mammals, and all the incredible life that flourished in-between. Covering ice ages and fossils, life in the teeming primeval seas and the first life on land, the time of the dinosaurs and the rise of the mammals, Martin Jenkins navigates through millions of years of prehistory in enthralling and accessible style. With gorgeous art from the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Grahame Baker Smith, this is a captivating journey through the life of our planet before we called it ours.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Martin Jenkins is a conservation biologist by trade. He worked for ten years for World Conservation Monitoring Centre, writing about a range of conservation issues, and since 1990 he has worked freelance for organisations such as WWF and a number of UN bodies concerned with conservation and the environment. Martin has written many children's books, including Emperor's Egg, winner of the Times Junior Information Book of the Year Award and Fly Traps! Plants that Bite Back, which was shortlisted for the same award. Martin lives in Cambridge. Grahame Baker-Smith always knew he wanted to be an illustrator. He studied at Berkshire College of Art and Design and has been drawing for over twenty years for both children and adults in books and magazines. In 2011 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for the outstanding illustrations in Farther. He lives in Bath with his wife and three children.

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