Book Review: “Echoes of the Earth” by L. Sue Baugh

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The description of  “Echoes of the Earth“;  Two women find a surprising connection between the world’s oldest stones and our young human race, didn’t exactly have me on the edge of my seat but I volunteered to find out what this could be.

It turns out these two ladies have authored an absolutely amazing book. The saga starts as we are introduced to some of the world’s oldest geological formations with astounding photos taken by the authors. We join them as they travel from one incredibly old place to another around the world.  Each visit is accompanied by beautiful photographs of geological formations, descriptions of the atmosphere that bring you into their journey like none I’d ever read. After viewing and entering the world of this geological beauty, you are introduced to the science of the environment. This incredible scientific information describes the growth of the bacteria that help make these formations. The scenes unfold as we discover that the same bacteria in those rocks are also present in each of us, and have caused miraculous changes in animals resulting in the birth of humanity. The book is so very interesting in structure as well, with cut-outs, and fold-outs used to accentuate various points in the story.

So, what is this? Is it a story of two women traveling the world together, is it a story of the people they meet and a deep connection with the earth, is it a book with amazing photos of geological patterns, or is it a book on the science of the earth and of the human body. It is all of this and more. You will be swept away by the writing, the information and the pictures into a real connection between you and the earth around you. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I recommend it to anyone interested in taking a unique journey to the origins of life.

Disclaimer:  A free copy of this book was given to the reviewer with the expectation that they would write a fair and honest review of the book.
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by David Elwood

David Elwood is an avid scuba diver, leisure traveler and cancer survivor. He has traveled extensively to witness the wonderful things the world has to offer . His latest hobby, travel photography, continues to take him to faraway places.

2 Responses to “Book Review: “Echoes of the Earth” by L. Sue Baugh”

L. Sue Baugh


Your review of Echoes of Earth captures everything we tried to do with the book. Thanks so much! By the way, this May , Echoes won 5 publishing awards, a Nautilus for photography art, a gold Benjamin Franklin for nature/environment, a gold Indie award for science, and two silver Ben Franklin awards for coffee table books and gift books. Your review anticipated them all.

I would like to place your review on the Amazon book site, if that is alright with you. I’m not sure how to do this. If you would be so kind, would you place it on the Amazon site?

Lynn and I are working on the second volume of Echoes–all the stories we couldn’t put in the first book, including the Aboriginal and Inuit people we met who shared great cultural stories with us.

Thanks again for your insightful comments.
L. Sue Baugh

David Elwood


Thank you. I have published this review on as you’ve asked. I would be interested in reviewing the second book when it comes out as well. This book was truly one of my favorites.

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