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The second edition of Man's Place in Evolution explores how human beings are related to other animals and to the various fossil humans that have been discovered. The book begins with living animals and shows why chimpanzees and gorillas are thought to be our closest living relatives. Later chapters investigate the fossil evidence used to discover who were the first human beings, when people used fire, when they began to farm and many other fascinating aspects of human evolution. Several chapters have been redesigned and new illustrations have been added to clarify this lively book. Man's Place in Evolution has been prepared by the staff of the Natural History Museum in London.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521408646
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Series: Natural History Museum Publications Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 103
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Man is an animal; 2. Working out relationships; 3. Man's closest living relatives; 4. Man's fossil relatives; 5. Man makes tools; 6. Man uses fire; 7. Man has ceremonies; 8. Man uses symbols; 9. Man has evolved; Further reading; Names of fossils featured in this book; Index.

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