Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life

Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life

by Martin Meredith

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ISBN-13: 9781610391054
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 05/08/2012
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 358,823
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer, and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. He is the author of many books including The Fate of Africa and Diamonds, Gold, and War. He lives near Oxford, England.

Table of Contents

Maps ix

Preface xiii

Introduction xvii

Part 1

1 The Valley of Wild Sisal 3

2 Dart's Child 9

3 Broom's Triumph 23

4 White African 37

5 Dear Boy 47

6 Handy Man 63

7 Koobi Fora 71

8 Hadar 83

9 Laetoli 93

10 Bones of Contention 105

11 Turkana Boy 113

12 A Dance Through Time 121

13 New Frontiers 129

14 Little Foot 147

Part 2

15 Prototypes 155

16 Pioneers 163

17 Sapiens 175

18 Exodus 187

Glossary 195

Notes on Sources 199

Selected Bibliography 207

Index 219

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