So we focus on an early mammal here, a proto-hominid there, and generally span a huge chunk of our planet's history, from the earliest mammals to a distant, speculative future and the eventual extinction of all life. Evolution serves as a reminder of just how brief our species' time in the sun really has been, and what remarkable arrogance human beings display when trying to explain the cosmos to each other. It was more like Mars than Earth. In the eyes of Earth, we are a minor flash in the pan. Everything is explicitly told to Nasty, brutish, long.
One might almost say that evolution itself is the protagonist of this novel. Baxter has also published a novel,. But, as he says, much of the story is based simply on his own speculations. Evolution is a novel by spanning 645 million years of Earth's history, with most chapters focusing on 65 million years ago to 30 million years in the future. Time and again he has shown us early hominids and pre-hominids regarding strangers of same or similar species as creatures to be killed.
وجود كثير من أسماء الشخصيات المتغيرة مع كل فصل جديد قد يكون أمراً مزعج و لكن لا بد من ذلك لانها رواية تتكلم عن ملايين و ملايين من السنين. Signed by Stephen Baxter on the limitation page, this copy is number 525 of 1000, certificate of authenticity is included, which is also signed by Baxters. I havent seen anything better regarding the origins of intelligence. Baxter is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, as well as being a nominee for an Arthur C. A book that geniunely throws fresh perspective on the evolution of life.
The ceaseless expansion of human civilization has triggered an urgent environmental crisis that must be solved now if the Earth is to survive as a place hospitable to human life. The book rises above its fragmented narrative. I haven´t seen anything better regarding the origins of intelligence. Like many sf writers Baxter's best work is in his short stories - Vaccuum Diagrams is excelent 'hard' sci-fi - the format forces an economy of expression. عاش في الكهوف و تزاوج مع انثى هومينيد من نوع اذكى منه فانتجوا جيلا متوسطا في القوة و الذكاء. A good book but about 100 pages too long.
A third category of Baxter's fiction is , based on research into history. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Science keeps me very humble. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Archived from on 8 February 2010.
The primates in return bring nutrients to the Tree that it can't obtain otherwise, and carry its seeds to favorable ground. My reason for this was that he illustrates some of the more important yet lesser known aspects of evolution and human biology. بعد هذا ياخذنا باكستر في سلسلة من الشخصيات في ازمان مختلفة يشرح فيها كيف تكونت انماط الثقافات البدائية للانسان ، فالشامان مثلا هو دين بدائي غايته العلاج ، يستخدم فيه الشامانويون السحر و طرق اخرى في علاج المرضى. It is a route that ends, for most species, in stagnation or extinction. The amazing settings bring each geologic age to life again, as it was when it happened. The trilogy consists of Time's Eye, Sunstorm, and Firstborn.
Beginning 65 million years ago with a small rat-like primate through whose eyes we see the aftermath of the asteroid impact which in Baxter's universe at least wiped out the dinosaurs, the book moves us slowly towards the present day. They walked out of the forests, they became human, they covered the Earth, they fell. In the flash-forward mentioned above, the Earth is also destroyed by the dying Sun. تغيرت أفكاري حول تصنيف هذا الكتاب بتغير فصوله، اعتقدت في بادء الأمر إنه رواية لكن بدلت رأيي على إنه كتاب علوم مخصص بعلم التطور، و من ثم كتاب تاريخ يتحدث عن تاريخ الحياة بشكل عام و تاريخ الانسان بشكل خاص و لكني غيرت رأي مرة اخرى لاجده عبارة عن كتاب خيال علمي مميز، قبل أن أعود إلى الرأي الأول على إنه رواية. Of course, this book is fiction, but it takes your imagination to what could very well have happened between 65 million years ago an now, and what could happen between now and 500 million years in the future.
The book is broken up into sections, each set in a different era. It shows the sweep and grandeur of life in its unrelenting course. He bases much of it on reconstructions of the past by experts in various fields, choosing what seemed to him the most plausible or exciting idea among competing scientific proposals. Not only does it have indricotherid rhinos native only to Asia , camels who were only found in North America at this time , and such, it has gastornid birds inhabiting Oligocene-Miocene Africa. All the primates are dead, along with all life on Earth, and all recognizable traces of humans are long gone, but they're succeeded by a mechanical civilization, and bacteria from Earth seeded life on new worlds,.