Brian Switek is a science writer and research associate at the New Jersey State Museum. He writes the blog Laelaps for Wired Science ('Brilliant writing about palaeontology and evolution' - The Times) and Dinosaur Tracking for Smithsonian. He has been a guest on BBC Radio's Material World and written for The Times and The Guardian as well as the Wall Street Journal and Scientific American. This is his first book.
`Well researched and beautifully written' -- BBC Focus
`Magisterial ... part historical account, part scientific detective story. Switek's elegant prose and thoughtful scholarship will change the way you see life on our planet.' -- Neil Shubin, author of `Your Inner Fish'
`A fine guide to the four-dimensional tapestry of life' -- Nature
`Switek has produced in his first book prose and paleontological inspiration comparable to the work of the late Stephen Jay Gould ... Highly recommended.' -- Choice