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Before Adam
     

Before Adam

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by Jack London
 

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A young man in modern America is terrorized by visions of an earlier, primitive life. Across the enormous chasm of thousands of centuries, his consciousness has become entwined with that of Big-Tooth, an ancestor living at the dawn of humanity. Big-Tooth makes his home in Pleistocene Africa, a ferocious, fascinating younger world torn by incessant conflict between

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A young man in modern America is terrorized by visions of an earlier, primitive life. Across the enormous chasm of thousands of centuries, his consciousness has become entwined with that of Big-Tooth, an ancestor living at the dawn of humanity. Big-Tooth makes his home in Pleistocene Africa, a ferocious, fascinating younger world torn by incessant conflict between early humans and protohumans. Before Adam is a remarkable and provocative tale that thrust evolution further into the public spotlight in the early twentieth century and has since become a milestone of speculative fiction. The brilliance of the book lies not only in its telling but also in its imaginative projection of a mindset for early humans. Capitalizing on his recognized ability to understand animals, Jack London paints an arresting and dark portrait of how our distant ancestors thought about themselves and their world.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148607113
Publisher:
Tri-Fold Media Group
Publication date:
08/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
320 KB

Meet the Author

Jack London (January 12, 1876 – November 22, 1916), was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild and other books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a huge financial success from writing.

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Before Adam 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting take on evolution, written during a time when the concept was taking center stage. Enjoyed the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Decent enough of a copy to read, less spelling errors than most copies. Story-wise, it's interesting enough. I was pleased with the writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gives you a lot to think about. Good writing, but a bit abusive to the reader by battering around the protaginist.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well put together, this copy has fewer errors than many scanned copies so was pretty easy to read. The story itself was well thought-out and a satisfying read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, I am a big Jack London fan. And this little book with it hidden metaphors, is typical of the genius of Mr. London. Although not meant to be so scientifically accurate, the meanings are presented in a brilliant manner. So for you Jack London fans or otherwise, enjoy the read.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
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