The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor by Colin Tudge

The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor

byColin TudgeAs told byJosh Young

Paperback | August 11, 2010

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For more than a century, scientists have raced to unravel the human family tree and have grappled with its complications. Now, with an astonishing new discovery, everything we thought we knew about primate origins could change. Lying inside a high-security vault, deep within the heart of one of the world's leading natural history museums, is the scientific find of a lifetime - a perfectly fossilized early primate, older than the previously most famous primate fossil, Lucy, by forty-four million years.

About The Author

Colin Tudgeis a biologist by education and a writer by inclination--on biology, food and agriculture, and the philosophy of science. His books includeThe Tree,Feeding People Is Easy,Consider the Birds, andThe Time Before History. For more information about the author, go to

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Title:The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest AncestorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 5.62 × 0.75 inPublished:August 11, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316070092

ISBN - 13:9780316070096

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"The most beautiful fossil primate I've ever seen. In terms of a complete skeleton, it's hard to think of anything else in primate evolution that's as complete as this fossil."-Dr. Holly Smith, University of Michigan