A New History of Life

  • by Peter Ward, Joe Kirschvink
  • Narrated by Tom Parks
  • 14 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Charles Darwin's theories, first published more than 150 years ago, form the backbone of how we understand the history of the Earth. In reality, the currently accepted history of life on Earth is so flawed, so out of date, that it's past time we need a "New History of Life".
In their latest audiobook, Joe Kirschvink and Peter Ward will show that many of our most cherished beliefs about the evolution of life are wrong. Gathering and analyzing years of discoveries and research not yet widely known to the public, A New History of Life proposes a different origin of species than the one Darwin proposed, one which includes eight-foot-long centipedes, a frozen snowball Earth, and the seeds for life originating on Mars.
Drawing on their years of experience in paleontology, biology, chemistry, and astrobiology, experts Ward and Kirschvink paint a picture of the origins life on Earth that are at once too fabulous to imagine and too familiar to dismiss - and looking forward, A New History of Life brilliantly assembles insights from some of the latest scientific research to understand how life on Earth can and might evolve far into the future.


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What was most disappointing about Peter Ward and Joe Kirschvink ’s story?

I purchased this audiobook expecting an interesting survey of Life and its origins. Instead what I appear to have bought is a book by two Global Warming Hysterics.

I do not recommend this book if you're interested in biology. It should be safely hidden away in the Activist Scientist section where it won't mislead anyone about its content.

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- Robinson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-05-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury