By Peter D. Ward, Joe Kirschvink
Charles Darwin's theories, first released greater than one hundred fifty years in the past, shape the spine of the way we comprehend the heritage of the Earth. actually, the at the moment authorised historical past of existence in the world is so incorrect, so outdated, that it's prior time we want a 'New historical past of Life.'
In their most up-to-date publication, Joe Kirschvink and Peter Ward will convey that a lot of our such a lot adored ideals in regards to the evolution of existence are mistaken. amassing and studying years of discoveries and study now not but well known to the general public, a brand new background of lifestyles proposes a special beginning of species than the single Darwin proposed, one that comprises eight-foot-long centipedes, a frozen "snowball Earth," and the seeds for all times originating on Mars.
Drawing on their years of expertise in paleontology, biology, chemistry, and astrobiology, specialists Ward and Kirschvink paint an image of the origins lifestyles in the world which are straight away too magnificent to visualize and too primary to dismiss—and having a look ahead, a brand new background of lifestyles brilliantly assembles insights from a few of the newest medical learn to appreciate how lifestyles in the world can and may evolve a long way into the long run.