The Book of Science and Antiquities

The Book of Science and Antiquities

A Novel

Book - 2019
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"An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Shelby Apple is obsessed with re-imagining the full story of the Learned Man--a prehistoric man whose remains are believed to be the link between Africa and ancient Australia. From Vietnam to northern Africa and the Australian Outback, Shelby searches for understanding of this enigmatic man from the ancient past, unaware that the two men share a great deal in common. Some 40,000 years in the past, the Learned Man has made his home alongside other members of his tribe. Complex and deeply introspective, he reveres tradition, loyalty, and respect for his ancestors. Willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good, the Learned Man cannot conceive that a man millennia later could relate to him in heart and feeling." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781982121037
Branch Call Number: FIC Keneally T
Characteristics: x, 289 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Book of science & antiquities


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Jan 24, 2020

I really liked this book. It switches back and forth between the author's imagined life of a native some 40,000 years ago and the life of a current day film maker in Australia. They both have concerns about the world but the size of their world is vastly different and so their concerns impact their lives differently.


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