A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth
A Billion-Year Story of Earth and Humankind
A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth is a brief journey through time. Telling the entire history of life on Earth in a nutshell is a rather daunting task, requiring a keen talent for analysing, summarising and reassembling huge amounts of information and data. From the birth of the universe, to the first forms of life on Earth, from the evolution of humans to the present day, this book guides the reader through time and space. Life on Earth tells the story of an ever changing and constantly growing evolutionary process, which has allowed life forms to adapt to changes in their habitat, and the various species to evolve. Despite inevitable further mass extinctions in the future, life on Earth will continue to prevail. This eternal capacity for renewal demonstrates one of the fascinating aspects of life on Earth, which humans, now that we are aware of our impact, must protect, at all costs.