The Chosen Species: The Long March of Human Evolution / Edition 1

The Chosen Species: The Long March of Human Evolution / Edition 1

by Juan Luis Arsuaga, Ignacio Martinez, Mauricio Anton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405115335

ISBN-13: 9781405115339

Pub. Date: 10/10/2005

Publisher: Wiley

This engaging book tells the story of human evolution, asking if man is indeed the “chosen species” or merely an evolutionary accident.

  • Written by world-renowned paleoanthropologists who are co-directors of the excavations at Atapuerca—-a World Heritage Site and Europe’s oldest known burial site—-where a new

Overview

This engaging book tells the story of human evolution, asking if man is indeed the “chosen species” or merely an evolutionary accident.

  • Written by world-renowned paleoanthropologists who are co-directors of the excavations at Atapuerca—-a World Heritage Site and Europe’s oldest known burial site—-where a new human species, homo antecessor, was discovered
  • Discusses various hypotheses of human evolution, drawing conclusions from verifiable facts and well-founded argument
  • Offers a compelling narrative written for nonspecialists and students of human evolution
  • Includes over 60 illustrations
  • Sold over 100,000 copies in the original Spanish-language edition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405115339
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/10/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Prehistory.

Little Lucy.

Intrepid Paleontologists..

Part I: Children of Africa.

1. Basic Principles of Evolutionary Theory.

2. We the Primates.

3. Climate and Evolution.

4. The Origin of Humanity.

5. The Bipedal Chimpanzee.

6. Paranthropus - Hominids of the Open Plains.

7. A New Kind of Hominid.

8. The Evolution of the Brain.

9. Teeth, Guts, Hands, Brain.

10. Development.

11. Social Intelligence.

Summary..

Part II: A New Home.

12. New Locations for Human Evolution.

13. The Neanderthals.

14. The Origins of Modern Humanity: the Fossil Evidence.

15. The Origins of Modern Humanity: The Genetic.

16. The Origins of Human Language.

17. The Meaning of Evolution.

Epilogue.

The Never-ending Story.

Bibliography.

Index.

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