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Evolution

Author: Baxter, Stephen Set In . . .
 Europe, France, Italy, Rome, Middle East, Turkey, North America, USA, Montana, Antarctica, Texas, Africa, Congo, Asia, Indonesia, Australia, Darwin, Kenya, Canada, Nunavut, Ellesmere Island
Genre: Science Fiction
Time Frame: Future
Published: 2002
Description: Stretching from the distant past into the remote future, from primordial Earth to the stars, Evolution is a soaring symphony of struggle, extinction, and survival; a dazzling epic that combines a dozen scientific disciplines and a cast of unforgettable characters to convey the grand drama of evolution in all its awesome majesty and rigorous beauty. Sixty-five million years ago, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, there lived a small mammal, a proto-primate of the species Purgatorius. From this humble beginning, Baxter traces the human lineage forward through time. The adventure that unfolds is a gripping odyssey governed by chance and competition, a perilous journey to an uncertain destination along a route beset by sudden and catastrophic upheavals. It is a route that ends, for most species, in stagnation or extinction. Why should humanity escape this fate?
  
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