After the Dinosaurs: The Age of Mammals

by Donald R. Prothero
Bloomington (IN): Indiana University Press, 2006. 384 pages.

Donald R. Prothero offers a comprehensive look at the diversification of the mammals throughout the Cenozoic Era, suitable for the specialist and the general reader alike. Reviewing After the Dinosaurs for RNCSE, Kevin Padian wrote, "this book is unusually good in showing how a great many lines of evidence — from chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, botany, and climatology — contribute to a unified picture of the history of life that accompanies the fossils in the rock record." Author also of Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why it Matters, Prothero is Professor of Geology at Occidental College and Lecturer in Geobiology at the California Institute of Technology.