From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The book causes one to think about the footprint we humans leave upon the earth.
This is a book dense with facts, observations, (though often reverting to science-speak), but refreshingly free of cant and finger pointing.
A final note of interest for those who may wish to know the epistemology of the book.
I am currently working towards a Master's Degree in History, and this book fits nicely into my studies of prehistory, anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, and geology. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Tessler
Easy to read and understand. The book causes one to think about the footprint we humans leave upon the earth.Published 9 months ago by paul mannen
Beautifully written grounding of how scientists have traced Earth's history through the geological record, and life's history through the paleontological record left in the Earth. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Karen Goozner
This book tells you how past extinctions occurred, and what is now happening to cause the sixth one. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ellen Crump
Surprisingly entertaining book that discusses the evolution of the world itself, breaking it down by areas and locations, proving that species have a natural tendency to come and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mirrani
The message here is something we should all know and consider. Although Leaky is not an "exciting" writer, he has a sobering analysis of paleohistory, the world today and... Read morePublished 23 months ago by EternalSeeker