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author/illustrator: Rob Wilshaw/Sophie Williams

ages: 6+

80 pages

23 x 29.5 cm

Hardback

Cicada

Rights represented as of October 2023 for Dutch, French, German, Eastern Europe & Russia, Scandinavia & the Baltics.

Stones and Bones

  • Excavating four billion years of history from the ground beneath our feet! This highly-illustrated, large-format book looks at all the incredible things that scientists have learned from the fossil record.


    Over the past four billion years, life on our planet has evolved from microscopic single-celled organisms to today’s incredible array of flora and fauna. In the course of this time, layer upon layer of life was buried in sediment, turning into a fossilised record of the planet’s history: The ways in which continents have drifted, merged and fragmented again, the life forms that have evolved and the great extinction events that wiped them out.


    Clear, concise texts along with colourful diagrams and timelines can be understood by readers as young as six, and case studies of the stranger ends of the life spectrum bring incredible histories to life. A unique 'Paleontology Today' section highlights the importance of learning from the past to protect our future.


    Illustrations by Sophie Williams illuminate the texts with a warmth and humour that will make it a book to cherish and return to.

     

    By the same illustrator:


    › Earth Shattering Events

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