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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,021 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Wade Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Nicholas Wade’s articles are a major reason why the science section has become the most popular, nationwide, in the New York Times. In his groundbreaking Before the Dawn, Wade reveals humanity’s origins as never before—a journey made possible only recently by genetic science, whose incredible findings have answered such questions as: What was the first human language like? How large were the first societies, and how warlike were they? When did our ancestors first leave Africa, and by what route did they leave? By eloquently solving these and numerous other mysteries, Wade offers nothing less than a uniquely complete retelling of a story that began 500 centuries ago.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “By far the best book I have ever read on humanity’s deep history.”

    E. O. Wilson, New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner for On Human Nature

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie | 2/17/2014

    " If I didn't major in Biology, I would have chosen Anthropology. This stuff fascinates me. And it's a very well-written, interesting book also. I'm not sure Wade makes a stunning new insights, but it's a good introduction for anyone who's interested in pre-history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pamela | 1/25/2014

    " Who knew people were millions of years old? This is a very interesting and scientific review . I really enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nancy | 1/17/2014

    " A run-down of what scientists are learning about human evolution and pre-history in light of the genetic discoveries of the last several years, made possible in large part by the sequencing of the human genome. The book covers a lot of ground, maybe too much. For me the biggest revelation is that I've been wrong in assuming we stopped evolving, that we were no longer subject to the forces or mechanisms of evolution. Just not true. Read the book to find out how... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heather | 1/13/2014

    " if you have to read about evolution....he's an interesting writer "

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