Beginnings - The Earth and Life, has been adapted for mini eBook format for your reading enjoyment.
This mini eBook contains material from A History Of Life On Earth, first published in 2012, by Bruce Alpine, and is the second part of a series of adaptations by this author, designed for a quick read while travelling or relaxing.
So we all know that life on Earth is possible! We are here and so is every other form of life that we know. Three-point five billion years ago, Earth’s atmosphere and environment was very different from today.
The other extant chemicals would have been too acidic for human life and most other forms of life sustained on Earth today. A modern man’s chances for survival, even within a short time, would have been extremely bleak.
About the Author
Bruce Alpine is a science writer based out of the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand. Renowned for his ability to explain complex and technical issues in a way that is both easy to understand and fun to read, Bruce has gained a small but devoted audience since he published his first book, A History Of Life On Earth.
Born in Wellington, New Zealand in 1958, Bruce was the only son of a former college instructor. His mother was born in Britain and immigrated to New Zealand when she was 21. She encouraged Bruce and his three sisters to read often and study hard in school, and when it became clear that Bruce had an affinity for science, she encouraged that too.
Bruce’s key interests revolve around the Earth and the life that inhabits it: how it sprang up, how it’s come to be the way it is, how it functions now, etc. In addition to his work as a writer, Bruce is employed in the health support industry. He has two children, one son and one daughter, both of whom are grown up.