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Good books about prehistoric life which are NOT about dinosaurs?
posted by showbiz_liz to science & nature (8 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
When I was little I had a children's book about prehistoric mammals. I still remember it as one of the raddest things I have ever read, and I still bring up dire wolves and kitten-sized horses at every possible opportunity. Of course, I had a book about dinosaurs too- who didn't?- but they were so well-known to everyone that they didn't seem as cool to me.
I want a more grown-up book along similar lines. Doesn't have to be mammals or even animals, and it could be pre- or post-dinosaur. Could cover the whole span of time from the beginning of life to now, or it could be about some small period of prehistory which most people have never heard of. Just hit me with some prehistoric awesomeness.