A (Very) Short History of Life On Earth

 17.95

by Henry Gee

‘Henry Gee makes the kaleidoscopically changing canvas of life understandable and exciting. Who will enjoy reading this book? – Everybody!’ Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel

A (Very) Short History of Life On Earth: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Chapters

Fire gave us power. Farming made us hungry for more. Money gave us purpose. Science made us deadly. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.

In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.

About the Author

Dr Henry Gee was born in 1962. He was educated at the universities of Leeds and Cambridge. For more than three decades he has been a writer and editor at the international science journal Nature. His previous books include The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human EvolutionAcross The Bridge: Understanding the Origin of the VertebratesDeep Time: Cladistics, the Revolution in EvolutionJacob’s Ladder: The History of the Human GenomeThe Science of Middle-Earth, and (with Luis V. Rey) A Field Guide to Dinosaurs. He lives in Cromer, Norfolk, with his family and numerous pets.

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 12.9 × 3.8 × 19.8 cm

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