Before the Dawn

Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors

by Nicholas Wade

Hardcover, 312 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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Before the Dawn
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Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors
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Paperback, 314 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published March 27 2007 | purchase

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Title
Before the Dawn
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Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors
Author
Nicholas Wade

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Book Summary

A provocative alternate history of humanity's ancient ancestry and the evolution of human nature draws on ground-breaking scientific findings to offer insight into such debated issues as the evolution of language and race, the domestication of companion animals, and the defeat of the Neanderthals. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.