The Monkey's Bridge
Mysteries of Evolution in Central AmericaThe unique evolutionary story of the species-rich Central American land bridge
Central America is a fascinating evolutionary artifact. Three million years ago, the Panama land bridge emerged as a link between what is now North and South America, and as flora and fauna traversed this great bridge between worlds, they cross-fertilized extensively and one of the Earth's most rich and varied ...
"Wallace has provided a new face to the history of the earth’s most recently created major land form, and new meaning to nations long associated with petty governments and bloody and pointless American political interventions.”— New York Times
“A vibrant natural (and human) history of a biomassive throughway where large patches still remain unknown.”— Kirkus
“Wallace brings the past alive, brings a sense of time to all he describes, makes the reader aware of the history that each and every animal carries in its genes.”— Washington Post
“A panoramic look at fascinating territory from an able, amusing guide.”— Publishers Weekly