By Michael Anderson
It can be not easy to think that the Earth, with all of the complexity and biodiversity we realize this present day, originated in a cloud of gasoline and dirt. but a lot of the plant and animal existence that turns out so universal now advanced really lately at the timeline of Earth's lengthy heritage. The Earth's awesome origins are chronicled during this insightful quantity, which additionally examines the prehistoric organisms-from micro organism to dinosaurs-that populated the planet lengthy prior to people arrived.
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