A Novel

Book - 2003 | 1st American ed.
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The story of 65 million years of human evolution, from the first rodent-like ancestors of humanity to the strange descendants of humans on a dying Earth.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 2003, c2002.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780345457820
Branch Call Number: FIC Baxte 3583mc 1
Characteristics: 578 p.


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Mar 10, 2014

I'm going to disagree with your comment, hewcon. I am currently about 100 pages into this novel, and I, for one, am happy Mr. Baxter has written in such a detailed manner. The description of life on Earth 65 -115 million years ago is breathtaking. You feel you are THERE.
I am now reading the section where the great comet has impacted Earth. His depiction of the moment of impact in the Yucatan peninsula is absolutely chilling, and you most definitely get the impression that the hurricanes, forest fires and floods we have experienced in the 20th century are nothing more than minor inconveniences. This book's narrative is so detailed, you begin to think you are reading an actual history textbook.
I highly recommend that you check this amazing piece as soon as you are able - you will NOT be disappointed!

Mar 29, 2010

Scanned and chose to not read this book. One of Baxter's excessively detailed tomes!

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