The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor

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Little, Brown Book Group, 01/set/2011 - 272 pagine
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The astonishing new discovery that could change everything . . . Lying inside a high-security vault, deep within the heart of one of the world's leading natural history museums, is the scientific find of a lifetime - a perfectly fossilized early primate, older than the previously most famous primate fossil, Lucy, by an astonishing forty-four million years. A secret until now, the fossil - 'Ida'- is the most complete early primate fossil ever found. Forty-seven million years old, Ida rewrites what we've assumed about the earliest primate origins. Her completeness is unparalleled. With exclusive access to the first scientists to study her, the award-winning science writer Colin Tudge tells the history of Ida and her place in the world. The Link offers a wide-ranging investigation into Ida and our earliest origins - and the magnificent, cutting-edge scientific detective story that followed her discovery. At the same time it opens a stunningly evocative window into our past and changes what we know about primate evolution and, ultimately, our own.

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Review: The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor

Recensione dell'utente  - Ron - Goodreads

Condescendingly pedantic on about a 5th grade level of literacy--elevated from the 3rd grade only by the vocabulary necessary to the field--Tudge bores us to death for more than 2/3s of the book with ... Leggi recensione completa

Review: The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor

Recensione dell'utente  - Jean Doolittle - Goodreads

I am not a paleontologist, an anatomist or a biologist and thus an unable to determine if the science is accurate--from other reviews I've read, it appears that the fossil is an amazing find, because ... Leggi recensione completa

Informazioni sull'autore (2011)

Colin Tudge is a biologist by education and a writer by inclination - on biology, food and agriculture, and the philosophy of science.

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