1. Introduction; 2. In Search of Lost Worlds; 3. Quest for a Devil's Toenail; 4. Hunting for an Ubermonster; 5. The Worm that Changed the World; 6. Decoding the Ediacaran Enigma; 7. The First Cold War; 8. Sex and the Single Cell; 9. Towards the Apex; 10. A Cosmic Hall of Mirrors; 11. The Unexpected Twist; 12. Crystal gazing
Martin Brasier is Professor of Paleobiology at the University of Oxford. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, and membership of NASA Exobiology/Evolutionary Biology Peer Review Panel.
Books by the Same Author:
Microfossils, 2nd edition -a Brasier and Armstrong
The Precambrian-Cambrian Boundary -a Brasier and Cowie
The story is part travelogue, part memoir, told in an individual style with singular anecdotes. This is a scientific adventure that will entertain and inform general readers and has the potential to inspire the next generation of young researchers. The Quarterly Review of Biology ...the most lively book about matters Cambrian and earlier. Martin Braiser has an engaging personality which comes across well in print. Richard A. Fortey, Times Literary Supplement Engaging account. New Scientist If there is one book in this crop that Darwin himself would surely have appreciated, it is 'Darwin's Lost World'. Clive Cookson, Financial Times