Wallace, David Rains

Mammals first evolved at about the same time as dinosaurs, and their story is perhaps the more fascinating of the two–in part because it is also our own story. In this literate and entertaining book, eminent naturalist David Rains Wallace brings the saga of ancient mammals to a general audience for the first time. Using artist Rudolph Zallinger’s majestic Age of Mammals mural at the Peabody Museum as a frame for his narrative, Wallace deftly moves over varied terrain–drawing from history, science, evolutionary theory, and art history–to present a lively account of fossil discoveries and an overview of what those discoveries have revealed about early mammals and their evolution.

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University of California Press, Octavo, paperback, illustrations.

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Weight 800 g