How the European story started with a toad
05 December 2019 | 6:06 am
Europe was once full of forests as tall as Borneo's, with active volcanoes and where a hybrid Neanderthal-human roamed. Palaeontologist and environmentalist Tim Flannery tells us how the first time apes stood on their own two feet they were actually in Greece and that the beginning of European organisms came in the form of a toad. He also says that in Europe, wildlife may be about to make a massive comeback. His book "Europe: The First 100 Million Years" has just been published in French under the title
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