DNA from Madagascar coconuts has revealed two separate waves of settlement, several ancient trade routes, and the source of the coconuts in the New World.


Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 
The ebook is available everywhere for $5.99 (before discount) at amazon, or direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit.

 
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"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs." --San Antonio Express-News

DNA from Madagascar coconuts has revealed two separate waves of settlement, several ancient trade routes, and the source of the coconuts in the New World.

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One comment

  • James Fincannon

    Reminds me of the scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail about migrating coconuts and whether they could be carried…
    GUARD #1: Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
    ARTHUR: Not at all, they could be carried.
    GUARD #1: What — a swallow carrying a coconut?
    ARTHUR: It could grip it by the husk!
    GUARD #1: It’s not a question of where he grips it! It’s a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a 1 pound coconut.
    ….
    See the scene in Youtube.

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