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Human Origins
     

Human Origins

by John R. Durant (Editor)
 

In recent years, studies in several overlapping fields have enlarged our understanding of human origins. This book brings together essays by leading archaeologists, anthropologists, biologists, and paleontologists to provide a vivid portrait of what is currently known about the evolution of our species. The contributors include the Oxford biologist Richard Dawkins,

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In recent years, studies in several overlapping fields have enlarged our understanding of human origins. This book brings together essays by leading archaeologists, anthropologists, biologists, and paleontologists to provide a vivid portrait of what is currently known about the evolution of our species. The contributors include the Oxford biologist Richard Dawkins, the molecular biologist Alec Jeffreys, and Richard Leakey, Director of the National Museum of Kenya. Among the topics discussed are the lifestyle of our early ancestors, the evolution of human intelligence, the nature and significance of human purpose. Human Origins is an accessible and authoritative guide to contemporary scientific views of human evolution, providing a detailed account of the emergence of hominids from the world of apes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198576129
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/07/1989
Series:
Oxford Science Publications
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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