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September 14, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Dana and Mary Ann Devoe Community Room
39 Pine Street
Orono, ME 04473
Book cover of Otherlands by Thomas Halliday
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Fields Pond Book Group

Thursday, September 14, 2023


Fields Pond Book Group 

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Halliday, Thomas. Otherlands: A Journey Through Earth's Extinct Worlds. 2022.

The past is past, but it does leave clues, and Halliday has used cutting-edge science to decipher them more completely than ever before. This is an exploration of the Earth as it used to exist, the changes that have occurred during its history, and the ways that life has found to adapt or not. It takes us from the savannahs of Pliocene Kenya to watch a python chase a group of australopithecines into an acacia tree; to a cliff overlooking the salt pans of the empty basin of what will be the Mediterranean Sea just as water from the Miocene Atlantic Ocean spills in; into the tropical forests of Eocene Antarctica; and under the shallow pools of Ediacaran Australia.

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