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The Time Before History Drawing On The Findings Of Geology, Anthropology, Archaeology And Earth Science, Colin Tudge Discusses In Detail And Intertwines Histories Of The Planet Earth And The Evolution Of Humankind.

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • The Time Before History
  • Colin Tudge
  • English
  • 06 November 2018
  • 0684830523

10 thoughts on “The Time Before History


  1. says:

    I wasn t impressed with the writing in the first Tudge book I read, Trees The subject matter turned out to be fascinating I learned a great deal about trees, their impact on the environment, and their importance to the biosphere but the booked dragged on and on.This was not the case with The Time Before History, a terribly interesting look at human evolution and how it s impacted our environment and how it might impact it in the future.The first half of the book sets the stage, discussing how I wasn t impressed with the writing in the first Tudge book I read, Trees The subject matter turned out to be fascinating I learned a great deal about trees, their impact on the environment, and their importance to the biosphere but the booked dragged on and on...


  2. says:

    I have mixed feelings about this book One on hand, I very much enjoy Tudge s personality, sympathize with many of his opinions and his authorial predilections he has no qualms about speculating in areas in which he lacks technical expertise , and find the material very interesting On the other hand, I often felt like the book failed to live up to my expectations of it, that Tu...


  3. says:

    A few weeks ago during a lunch conversation a colleague mentioned something about Neanderthals having lived in Africa I was horrified by his getting such a simple fact wrong, but it then occurred to me that people have better things to do than reading about evolutionary anthropology However, if you don t want to make silly mistakes about the history of our species, this is the kind of book you sh...


  4. says:

    Not so much a review as a note among his other perspicacious observations, Tudge argues that it was not humans competitiveness, but their ability to hunt in groups and communicate with one another that helped turn humans into apex predators A hunting band not only has strength in numbers, but can support itself while it follows wounded animals to the point where they finally drop dead There s a good reason why so many megafauna go extinct within a few centuries of humans introduction to a Not so much a review as a note among his other perspicacious observations, Tudge argues that it was not humans competitiveness, but their ability to hunt in groups and communicate with one another that helped turn humans into apex predators A hun...


  5. says:

    This was not what I expected I thought it would be focused entirely on prehistoric humans, but humans didn t really make an appearance until halfway through the book But it was so entertaining and informative, I didn t mind at all Mr Tudge, I wish you lived nearby so I could take you out for drink...


  6. says:

    I tried this book after talking to my girlfriend s dad one day, about whether he thought people had much to do with global warming I am interested in educated opinions about this, because I always thought it was weird how they teach us in school that there are ice age and warming Milankovitch cycles, and that they are a natural part of the world and one the other hand, we are always getting people screaming the ice is falling at the top of their lungs, and telling me it is my fault because I tried this book after talking to my girlfriend s dad one day, about whether he thought people had much to do with global warming I am interested in educated opinions about this, because I always thought it was weird how they teach us in school tha...


  7. says:

    This is easily the best summary of evolution, ecology, and classification that I have encountered Tudge presents a balanced view by presenting all of the competing theories regarding such matters as continental drift, the evolution of various species, and the history of man during the millions of years previous to history He then synthesizes the various elements and brings out the implications on our current course as...


  8. says:

    This book deals mostly with climate, climatic changes and human response to those changes over prehistory The author s goal is lofty, but he wishes to give the reader a deeper understanding through a widened perspective He also makes the point repeatedly that humans have outcompeted many of the other species on the planet, concluding that wherever we humans have gone, animals species...


  9. says:

    This book is interesting in both topic and scope The main thrust is to examine the Earth, and our earliest ancestors, through their long, slow climb out of the mud While we consider the Greeks, or the Assyrians to be ancient people, this book shows that even they rose on the backs of a much larger stage.Overall, this is a good all inclusive book meant to bring the scope of many scientific disciplines into a public eye It is sweeping in its coverage of the development of the Earth from co This book is interesting in both topic and scope The main thrust is to examine the Earth, and our earliest ancestors, through their long, slow climb out of the mud While we consider the Greeks, or the Assyrians to be ancient people, this book shows that even they rose on the backs of a much larger stage.Overall, this is a good all inclusive book meant to bring the scope of many scientific disciplines into a public eye It is sweeping in its coverage of the development of the Earth from continental drift, to environmental changes, to the f...


  10. says:

    A book about humans in prehistoric times Naturally, a lot of it was speculation, but educated speculation The parts I found the most interesting were about agriculture and how it did not, in all likelihood, suddenly get discovered 10,000 years ago and then boom, nobody ever went back to hunting and gathering ever again Instead, agricultur...

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