Vol 9 Prehistoric Animals ... Introduction ... Why study prehistoric animals?
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Introduction

Why study prehistoric animals?

What was life like many thousands and millions of years ago? What kinds of animals lived then? This volume gives you the answers to these and many other questions.
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Everyone is fascinated by dinosaurs. We find them terrifying but not too scary, because we know they cannot harm us today. Films like Jurassic Park bring dinosaurs to life in a very realistic way, and you can see model and robotic dinosaur reconstructions in may museums around the world.

But there is another reason to study prehistoric animals, and that is to understand the 'pre-history' of our planet, and indeed where we ourselves came from. What was life like many thousands and millions of years ago? What kinds of animals lived then, and why did they die out? These questions involve many more life forms than dinosaurs, and indeed, help us to understand where dinosaurs fitted in the grand scheme of life on Earth.

After studying this disk you may well find that a dinosaur is not your favorite prehistoric animal anymore, because there are many other types of animal to choose from!