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The Resource Ancestors : in search of human origins, Donald Johanson, Lenora Johanson, and Blake Edgar

Ancestors : in search of human origins, Donald Johanson, Lenora Johanson, and Blake Edgar

Label
Ancestors : in search of human origins
Title
Ancestors
Title remainder
in search of human origins
Statement of responsibility
Donald Johanson, Lenora Johanson, and Blake Edgar
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When he discovered "Lucy," the oldest skeleton of any erect-walking human ancestor ever found, Donald Johanson made headlines all over the world." "Johanson, author of Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind, the controversial bestseller that altered the science of anthropology, is now the preeminent authority on human evolution. In Ancestors, his most ambitious work to date, Johanson calls on both extensive, hands-on field-work and current scientific theory to widen the ever-growing window to the human past." "Ancestors is the companion volume to a three-part miniseries - hosted by Johanson - of the award-winning PBS science series NOVA. With spectacular photographs and riveting accounts of Dr. Johanson's recent adventures in such exotic landscapes as fossil-rich eastern Africa and the Willandra Lakes region of Australia, the excitement of discovery is contagious. Like a good detective on a lead, Johanson crosses four continents, gathering clues to hominid anatomy, habitat, and placement along the fossil time line in an effort to piece together a compelling picture of human ancestry." "Johanson draws from the work of other evolution detectives - archeologists, biologists, geologists, other paleoanthropologists - introducing a cast of eccentric characters and giving a behind-the-scenes look at how scientists work. Johanson also delves into the three most hotly debated topics in the field: why hominids began to walk upright, whether they were "noble hunters" or "cunning scavengers," and at what point Homo sapiens evolved." "Full of anecdote, drama, innovative theory, and the mystery of human origins, Ancestors is a spell-binding read."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
OCo
Dewey number
  • 573.3
  • 569.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.J56 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ancestors : in search of human origins, Donald Johanson, Lenora Johanson, and Blake Edgar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The companion volume to the Nova series"--Dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [332]-339)
Contents
Ch. 1. Prologue to a Mystery: Return to Hadar -- Ch. 2. The Ape That Stood Up: Australopithecus afarensis -- Ch. 3. Scavenger Hunt: Homo babilis -- Ch. 4. The Nutcracker People: Australopithecus robustus -- Ch. 5. Big Bodies, Big Brains: Homo erectus -- Ch. 6. Looking for Eden: "Archaic" Homo sapiens -- Ch. 7. Neandertal Enigma: Homo neanderthalensis -- Ch. 8. The Human Revolution: Homo sapiens
Control code
72633
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 339 p.
Isbn
9780679420606
Lccn
95134287
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm29788129
  • (OCoLC)29788129
Label
Ancestors : in search of human origins, Donald Johanson, Lenora Johanson, and Blake Edgar
Publication
Note
"The companion volume to the Nova series"--Dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [332]-339)
Contents
Ch. 1. Prologue to a Mystery: Return to Hadar -- Ch. 2. The Ape That Stood Up: Australopithecus afarensis -- Ch. 3. Scavenger Hunt: Homo babilis -- Ch. 4. The Nutcracker People: Australopithecus robustus -- Ch. 5. Big Bodies, Big Brains: Homo erectus -- Ch. 6. Looking for Eden: "Archaic" Homo sapiens -- Ch. 7. Neandertal Enigma: Homo neanderthalensis -- Ch. 8. The Human Revolution: Homo sapiens
Control code
72633
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 339 p.
Isbn
9780679420606
Lccn
95134287
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm29788129
  • (OCoLC)29788129

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