A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries about the by Peter D. Ward, Joe Kirschvink

By Peter D. Ward, Joe Kirschvink

Charles Darwin's theories, first released greater than a hundred and fifty years in the past, shape the spine of the way we comprehend the historical past of the Earth. actually, the at the moment authorised historical past of lifestyles on the earth is so fallacious, so old-fashioned, that it's previous time we'd like a 'New historical past of Life.'

In their most up-to-date booklet, Joe Kirschvink and Peter Ward will convey that a lot of our so much adored ideals in regards to the evolution of lifestyles are fallacious. amassing and reading years of discoveries and examine no longer but widely recognized to the general public, a brand new heritage of existence proposes a distinct starting place of species than the single Darwin proposed, one that comprises eight-foot-long centipedes, a frozen "snowball Earth," and the seeds for all times originating on Mars.

Drawing on their years of expertise in paleontology, biology, chemistry, and astrobiology, specialists Ward and Kirschvink paint an image of the origins lifestyles in the world which are instantaneously too impressive to visualize and too normal to dismiss—and having a look ahead, a brand new heritage of lifestyles brilliantly assembles insights from many of the most modern medical learn to appreciate how lifestyles in the world can and can evolve some distance into the longer term.

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