The Time Before History

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 6, 1997 - Science - 368 pages
Chronicles the period in evolution during which human beings progressed from simians to hominids, citing the pivotal roles of climate, ecology, and geological movements while predicitng future changes
 

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THE TIME BEFORE HISTORY: 5 Million Years of Human Impact

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A world survey course with a message: Change your attitude if you want Homo sapiens to survive another million years. Tudge (The Engineer in the Garden, p. 69, etc.) is an English science writer and ... Read full review

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Contents

A PROPER HISTORY OF HUMANKIND
11
HOW THE WORLD WORKS
27
THE DANCE THROUGH TIME
80
FELLOW CREATURES
112
THE FIFTH COLUMN
176
WHATS SO SPECIAL ABOUT US?
235
FARMING
264
WHAT DIFFERENCE DO WE MAKE?
280
THE NEXT MILLION YEARS
315
INDEX
355
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Colin Tudge is one of Britain's leading science writers. A research fellow at the Centre for Philosophy at the London School of Economics, he is the author of, most recently, "The Second Creation" (FSG, 2000) with Ian Wilmut & Keith Campbell.

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