The evidence that we have managed to salvage about the Earth’s lost past is
shattered, torn and decayed. There remains only fragments: traces of physical
evidence and occasional pieces of oral history. How can we piece together the
secrets of our vanished heritage? An integrated approach, one that draws upon
many sources and clues, is our best hope. Myth and science can converge to
offer us the widest possible lens to study this enduring mystery. And it is
precisely such a bold scope encompassed by this fascinating new book.