Nicholas Wade received a BA in natural sciences from King's College, Cambridge. He was the deputy editor of Nature magazine in London and then became that journal's Washington correspondent. He joined Science magazine in Washington as a reporter and later moved to The New York Times, where he has been an editorial writer, concentrating on issues of defense, space, science, medicine, technology, genetics, molecular biology, the environment, and public policy, a science reporter, and a science editor.
Meaty, well-written. (Kirkus Reviews) Impeccable, fearless, responsible and absorbing . . . Bound to be the gold standard in the field for a very long time. (Lionel Tiger, Rutgers University) Timely and informative. (The New York Times Book Review) By far the best book I have ever read on humanity's deep history. (E. O. Wilson)