Before the Dawn : Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors
Nicholas Wade's articles are a major reason why the science section has become the most popular, nationwide, in the New York Times. In his groundbreaking Before the Dawn, Wade reveals humanity's origins as never before--a journey made possible only recently by genetic science, whose incredible findings have answered such questions as: What was the first human language like? How large were the first societies, and how warlike were they? When did our ancestors first leave Africa, and by what route did they leave? By eloquently solving these and numerous other mysteries, Wade offers nothing less than a uniquely complete retelling of a story that began 500 centuries ago.
- Paperback | 314 pages
- 139.7 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
- 07 Jan 2008
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Penguin USA
- New York, NY, United States
- Annotated edition
- Illustrations, unspecified
By far the best book I have ever read on humanitys deep history. (E. O. Wilson)
About Professor of Visual Psychology Nicholas Wade
Nicholas Wade received a BA in natural sciences from King's College, Cambridge. He was the deputy editor of Nature magazine in London and then became that journal's Washington correspondent. He joined Science magazine in Washington as a reporter and later moved to The New York Times, where he has been an editorial writer, concentrating on issues of defense, space, science, medicine, technology, genetics, molecular biology, the environment, and public policy, a science reporter, and a science editor.