The Future is Wild by Dougal Dixon

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Imagine the world in the far distant future -- a world without humans, a world so different from ours that, until now, it's been impossible to consider.

What creatures will roam the land or swim in the oceans? The Future Is Wild brings to life a world of amazing creatures and sets them loose in our imagination.

Based on fundamental biological and evolutionary principles, they could -- and may yet -- exist: 5 million years from now. It cannot fly, but the carakiller is the Amazon's swiftest predator. 100 million years from now. Toratons, descendents of tortoises, are the biggest animals ever to walk the Earth. 200 million years from now. Warrior terabytes disable victims by spraying chemicals at them.

In five million years, Northern Europe and North America are covered by ice sheets. Only the hardiest, most adaptable species are able to survive. In 100 million years, Earth is a global hothouse, brimming with life. Another 100 million years and Earth is a single, huge supercontinent and one vast, warm ocean.

Using state-of-the-art computer animation, The Future Is Wild is able to transform the imagination into actual images, creating a living world of strange creatures and extraordinary habitats.


About Dougal Dixon

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Dougal Dixon is an author and editor, with over 70 books and encyclopedias to his credit. John Adams is the driving force behind a number of acclaimed natural history television programs, such as the award-winning Eyewitness series, and Amazing Animals, created for Disney. Dougal Dixon and John Adams brought together a team of international consultants from Harvard, Cornell and Stanford universities; the universities of California, Arizona, Bristol, and Reading; Britain's Natural History Museum, and Canada's Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology.
Published December 7, 2002 by Firefly Books. 160 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Nature & Wildlife, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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In this clever and highly entertaining natural history of the future (and companion to the recent seven-part series on the Animal Planet cable channel), geologist and paleontologist Dixon and natural history television special-producer Adams imagine what life on Earth will be like over the next 2...

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During this time frame, 90,000 years consists of a cold spell while 10,000 years consists of a warm spell, known as interglacial.

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The rest of the chapters are divided among three groupings each respectively looking at: five million years into the future, 100 million years, and 200 million years into the future.

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