Origins by Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes audiobook

Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

By Frank H. T. Rhodes
Read by Derek Perkins

10.12 Hours 09/06/2016 Unabridged
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In Origins, Frank H. T. Rhodes explores the origin and evolution of living things, the changing environments in which they have developed, and the challenges we now face on an increasingly crowded and polluted planet. Rhodes argues that the future well-being of our burgeoning population depends in no small part on our understanding of life’s past, its long and slow development, and its intricate interdependencies. The book describes the nature of the search for prehistoric life, the significance of geologic time, the origin of life, the emergence and spread of flora and fauna, the evolution of primates, and the emergence of modern humans. Origins is accessible enough for the layperson but also can be used as an entry-level text for students of evolution, paleontology, and geology.

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In Origins, Frank H. T. Rhodes explores the origin and evolution of living things, the changing environments in which they have developed, and the challenges we now face on an increasingly crowded and polluted planet. Rhodes argues that the future well-being of our burgeoning population depends in no small part on our understanding of life’s past, its long and slow development, and its intricate interdependencies.

The book describes the nature of the search for prehistoric life, the significance of geologic time, the origin of life, the emergence and spread of flora and fauna, the evolution of primates, and the emergence of modern humans.

Origins is accessible enough for the layperson but also can be used as an entry-level text for students of evolution, paleontology, and geology.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Perkins’ narration is successful…the coverage of ideas like the cultural impact of Darwinism are valuable.” AudioFile
“An overview of the history of life on Earth for the nonspecialist reader…A highly readable treatment of an important and interesting topic.” Michael Foote, University of Chicago
“Rhodes does far more than beautifully updating his classic 1962 book The Evolution of Life. He provides a new narrative of the history of life on Earth for a new set of generations.” Warren D. Allmon, director, Paleontological Research Institution

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Author

Author Bio: Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes

Author Bio: Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes

Frank H. T. Rhodes is President Emeritus of Cornell University. He is a graduate of the University of Birmingham, England, from which he holds four degrees. His numerous published works on geology and education include two books from Cornell—Earth: A Tenant’s Manual and The Creation of the Future: The Role of the American University. He holds the Bigsby Medal of the Geological Society, the Ian Campbell Medal of the American Geological Institute, and the Clark-Kerr Medal of the University of California–Berkeley. He holds more than thirty honorary degrees from universities in the United States and abroad.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 10.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English