Search. Home · Dougal Dixon - Man after medical-site.info Dougal Dixon - Man after man .pdf. September 3, | Author: Jose Gonzalez | Category: N/A. After five million years of uninterrupted evolution, the descendants of modern man that retreated into space returned. Then the world changed. After Man: A Zoology of the Future (, ISBN ) is a book by the Scottish geologist and author, Dougal Dixon. In it, he presents his.
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After Man focused on the processes within evolution and projected them into a hypothetical future scenario set 50 million years after the extinction of mankind, where various hypothetical future animal species were used to explain the concepts within evolution. The New Dinosaurs , meanwhile, had a focus on the science of zoogeography , using fictional species in a world where the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event never happened to explain the process.
Initially, Man After Man was intended to be a project where fictional examples would be used to explain factual processes, like the previous books.
The original idea involved mankind avoiding catastrophes such as overpopulation and mass starvation by inventing time travel and moving 50 million years into the future to re-establish civilization.
This original Man After Man would have been set in the same world as After Man and would have focused on man-made catastrophes destroying the ecosystem established in the previous book.
Dixon was reluctant to be involved in the final version of the project, which instead focused on changing climate conditions through the eyes of future human species engineered to adapt to them,  and has in subsequent interviews referred to it as a "disaster of a project". The original Man After Man concept, mankind destroying an established ecosystem, was later used by Dixon for another project where mankind colonized an alien planet with a complex and unique ecosystem.
This project, published as the book Greenworld in though so far only released in Japan follows human colonization of the planet Greenworld over the course of a thousand years, showing how mankind affects its ecosystem.
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Dixon usually names his protagonists, and tries to write from their perspective giving the reader some insight to what these creatures would have had on their minds.
I must mention the artwork, which is pretty striking. As you can see, I included few of the images from the book in this post, but there are many more like it.
Some of them are incredibly goofy looking, but still kinda interesting. Most chapters include at least one such image, many of them featuring a whole bunch.
Dixon likes to show you close ups and cross-sections of various features such as modified limbs, skeletal changes or new organs. In fact, I would say these pictures are the main draw of the whole book. Without them it would be just a bunch of dry, mostly disconnected mini-stories. They are also what keeps you reading the book. Whenever you hit a dull story, you can just flip a page or two, see a weird looking monstrosity, and you are instantly motivated to keep reading just to find out what that thing is all about.
For example, he predicts that in a response to changing environmental conditions one variant of our desert dwelling descendants will develop a psychic water seeking ability. Or that two human descended species will develop symbiotic-telepathic link that will allow the agile and intelligent hunters to control slow, dim witted and large carriers. There is of course nothing wrong with that, but the tone look of the book, often makes people believe that it is more scientifically grounded than it is.
Dixon is basically world building and letting his imagination run wild, and we are there for a ride. That said, I was a bit disappointed by the ending.
I was really looking forward to the Horsemonkey Darth Vader explanation, and when it finally came, I thought it was a bit of a cop-out. Maybe it is just me though.
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