Book cover of A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth: 4.6 Billion Years in 12 Pithy Chapters by Henry Geeby Henry Gee

“[A]n exuberant romp through evolution, like a modern-day Willy Wonka of genetic space. Gee’s grand tour enthusiastically details the narrative underlying life’s erratic and often whimsical exploration of biological form and function.” ―Adrian Woolfson, The Washington Post

In the tradition of 
Richard Dawkins, Bill Bryson, and Simon Winchester―An entertaining and uniquely informed narration of Life’s life story.

In the beginning, Earth was an inhospitably alien place―in constant chemical flux, covered with churning seas, crafting its landscape through incessant volcanic eruptions. Amid all this tumult and disaster, life began. The earliest living things were no more than membranes stretched across microscopic gaps in rocks, where boiling hot jets of mineral-rich water gushed out from cracks in the ocean floor.

Interview with the Author

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11/7/21           187 min

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12/1/21           84 min

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The Evolution of Life and the ‘Dead Species Walking’ with Henry Gee
12/20/21        48 min

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11/19/21         55 min

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