Isle of Woman by Piers Anthony

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The history of the humankind is recreated through the experiences of members of one family as they are reincarnated throughout the planet's evolutionary history, from the dawn of time to an era in which humankind inhabits multiple worlds. 50,000 first printing.

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Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob was born in August, 1934, in Oxford, England. He graduated from Goddard College in Vermont in 1956. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen while serving in the United States Army in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. In 1977, he received a British Fantasy Award for A Spell for a Chameleon. Anthony's family emigrated to the United States from Britain when he was six. Highly popular because of his science fiction and fantasy works, Anthony is also known for the Jason Striker series and martial arts novels co-written with Roberto Fuentes. A highly prolific author, Anthony's other works include Bio of a Space Tyrant, Cluster, and the Omnivore series. Anthony makes his home in Tampa, Florida. He also writes under the pseudonym Robert Piers.
Published September 1, 1993 by Tor Books. 448 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The stories begin in the days of Lucy the Australopithecine, and swiftly move through Handy Man and Erect Man to the discovery of Australia, Neanderthals, cave art, the discovery of America, the beginning of agriculture in the Fertile Crescent, an early city in Anatolia, war in Mesopotamia, conte...

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With settings as diverse as prehistoric Africa, T'ang Dynasty China, medieval Lithuania and a dystopian near-future America, Anthony's showcases little-known societies and events as he attempts to demonstrate how ``the traits and abilities that enabled man to survive and prosper in the past are n...

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