Many sf writers have created worlds where dinosaurs still walk the earth, but Dixon's new book pursues the premise in the most realistic way yet. In After Man: A Zoology of the Future (LJ 10/15/81), Dixon meticulously described a future earth biota 50 million years hence, but in this book he uses a world setting with today's climate and continental configurations, in which the mass extinction that closed the Mesozoic era has not occurred. Dinosaurs and the like have diversified consistent with zoogeographic and evolutionary principles and their own known fossilized morphology and diversity; mammals are small and secretive, and no humanoid has appeared. Intriguing to all. Margery C. Coombs, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
In what PW termed "a marvelous excursion into a fantasy that has the trappings of reality," Dixon gives a straightforward account of dinosaur extinction theories. Then, denying that the Great Extinction took place, he introduces us, through animal-encyclopedia-style text and superb illustrations, to his nearly credible creatures of evolutionary projection.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Description du livre Salem House, 1988. Hardcover. État : New. Never used!. N° de réf. du libraire P110246132590
Description du livre Salem House, 1988. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0246132590