The Origins of Humankind / Edition 2

The Origins of Humankind / Edition 2

by Stephen Tomkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521466768

ISBN-13: 9780521466769

Pub. Date: 11/01/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Origins of Humankind gives a concise account of human evolution. It covers evolutionary theory, the primates, the human fossil story, the cultural evolution of humans and the origins of agriculture and civilisation. It begins with an account of the development of ideas about evolution, from pre-Darwinian theories through to the study of molecular evolution, and…  See more details below

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The Origins of Humankind gives a concise account of human evolution. It covers evolutionary theory, the primates, the human fossil story, the cultural evolution of humans and the origins of agriculture and civilisation. It begins with an account of the development of ideas about evolution, from pre-Darwinian theories through to the study of molecular evolution, and goes on to give detailed explanations of the physical and evolutionary stages leading to Homo sapiens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521466769
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
Cambridge Social Biology Topics Series
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

1. The discovery of evolution; 2. Primates: our contemporary cousins; 3. Mechanisms for change; 4. The record of the rocks; 5. Our living record; 6. Thinking about evolution; 7. The apes that stood up; 8. The australopithecines: the man-apes of Africa; 9. Homo habilis: the making of humankind; 10. Homo erectus: tools, hunting and fire; 11. Homo sapiens: the Neanderthals and the African Eve; 12. The Neolithic revolution: the end of prehistory.

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