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How Life on Earth Began

Fossils · Dinosaurs · The First Humans

Aina Bestard


A large format, beautifully designed book that opens a wonderful window onto the prehistoric world

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Come on a fascinating journey through millions of years of history to discover the ancient history of our planet! Lift up the layers to turn back the pages of time and see lost landscapes come to life, filled with strange plants and extinct creatures. Discover how the Earth was formed, what happened to the dinosaurs, when humans first arrived, and how fossils can teach us about the distant past.

Winner of a Non-Fiction Special Mention, Bologna Ragazzi Awards 2021


Bologna Ragazzi Awards 2021: Non-Fiction Special Mention


'Beautifully made with truly fascinating illustrations ... a fun and engaging way to explore the idea of evolution and dinosaurs to the first humans'

'Stunningly illustrated and intriguingly interactive ... easily digestible'

'Stunningly illustrated and intriguingly interactive'

'This engaging and beautifully illustrated book will satiate the most curious of minds ... A perfect page-turner for those who are fact-hungry, dinosaur-obsessed, and interested in science and history'
Bristol Magazine

'What an absolutely beautiful book! As a teacher, I felt inspired by each and every page and could picture the numerous lesson opportunities it conjured up'
Teach Primary Awards – Highly Commended in STEM category

'A beautiful window into the evolution of our planet'

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 24.5 x 33.5 cm

Extent: 82 pp

Publication date: 6 May 2021

ISBN: 9780500652527

About the Author

Aina Bestard is a designer and illustrator. She is the author of several other children’s books, including What’s Hidden in the Woods?, What’s Hidden in the Sea?, What’s Hidden in the Body? and Amazing Animal Babies.