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The background was retrieved from a public clipart site and is in the public domain, a broad term used to classify the copyright status of a computer program or image. The "Author", "Copyright", and "Contents" buttons were completely designed and created by Joshua Bond and are hereby placed into the public domain. The "Prev" and "Next" buttons were retrieved from a public clipart site and modified 30% by Joshua Bond and remain in the public domain. The red arrows and decorative bar below the above buttons were retrieved from a public domain clipart site. The copyright status of the remaining images are as follows:
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Figure 1-4 - This image was provided courtesy of Harcourt Brace College Publishing, the publishers of "The Earth Through Time", by Harold L. Levin and is copyrighted 1994. The image was scanned at 300 dots per inch (the quality of the image has been reduced slightly to reduce the image size for display on the Internet) from page 264. Should you decided to utilized this image, please respect this company's copyright by either providing a link back to this project or by providing the above copyright information.
Natural History. March, 1987. Page 26+
Cowley, Geoffrey. Newsweek. October 2, 1989. Page 38.
Fausto-Sterling, Anne. Discover. April 1993. Pages 24-27.
Lawren, Bill. Omni. March 1989. Page 84.
Levin, Harold." The Earth Through Time". 1994. Various pages.
Margulis, Lynn. Science. April 1, 1991. Pages 378-381.