Discover the greatest story ever told: the story of life on our planet, from the big bang to the dinosaurs and beyond. Before humans took their first steps, there were billions of years of vibrant and varied life on earth. Discover the fascinating story of our planet, from the formation of the universe to the first mammals, and all the incredible life that flourished in-between. Covering ice ages and fossils, life in the teeming primeval seas and the first life on land, the time of the dinosaurs and the rise of the mammals, Martin Jenkins navigates through millions of years of prehistory in enthralling and accessible style. With gorgeous art from the Kate Greenaway Medal-winning illustrator Grahame Baker-Smith, this is a captivating journey through the life of our planet before we called it ours. Book Features: From the big bang right up to the first humans, the story of Earth is covered in great detail in an easy-to-understand and engaging way. Stunning art from Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Grahame Baker Smith, presented in a beautiful gift edition with cloth spine. With complex subjects made simple and accessible, this is perfect both for budding young scientists and a more general audience interested in a fascinating non-fiction story.