The Musical Human

A History of Life on Earth

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'Michael Spitzer has pulled off the impossible: a Guns, Germs and Steel for music' Daniel Levitin

165 million years ago saw the birth of rhythm.

66 million years ago was the first melody.


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'An amazing book, tying together research in archaeology, anthropology, music history, and human origins to form a compelling and exciting account of the many ways music has developed across the...

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