Top critical review
Good Idea, Bad Follow Through
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2009
I love speculative evolution, so this was a must-have for me. Sadly, the book wasn't nearly as good as the Animal Planet documentary on which it was based. The illustrations are low-budget cg that pales in comparison to the illustrations Dixon's original speculative evolution book, After Man.
The writing centers on dull accounts of fictional happenings between fictional animals. I get the impression that alot of science went into the speculations made in the book, but next to none of that science was actually discussed therein. And the science would have been a giant part of the draw for readers. Oh well.