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Riassunto: Don Johanson discovered Lucy, the most famous and one of the most complete of hominid remains, in 1974. His controversial interpretation of the remains as representing an ancestor to all subsequent hominid species, including our own, and his bestselling book "Lucy - the Beginnings of Humankind" established him as the most famous living palaeontologist, his one rival being Richard Leakey, whose views of human evolution remain entirely opposed to Johanson's. In this book, Johanson weaves together the story of his return to Africa in 1986, and the discovery of another extraordinary hominid specimen, with a history of the search for human origins and of his bitter disagreements with Leakey.
From Library Journal:
Paleontologist Johanson, the discoverer of the famous "Lucy" skeleton--the subject of Johanson & Maitland Edey's Lucy: The Beginning of Mankind ( LJ 2/1/81)--has uncovered a new fossil in Africa's Olduvai Gorge. While just as tiny as the 3.2-million-year-old Lucy, this Homo habilis specimen lived within 200,000 years of the modern-looking Homo erectus. Johanson believes that a rapid spurt in hominid evolution occurred 1.6-1.8 million years ago, and, in this book, written with science writer Shreeve, he suggests ecological and cultural scenarios for this change. He also describes the grittiness of field research and the personality feuds in his field. Only his persecution complex over treatment by the Leakeys wears thin. While not as objective as Delta Wills's The Hominid Gang reviewed in this issue, below.-- Ed. , this also helps sort out the complexities of paleontology for general readers. Recommended. BOMC featured alternate. Previewed in Prepub Alert, 6/15/89-- Beth Clewis, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll. Lib., Richmond, Va.
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Titolo: Lucys Child the Discovery of a Human ...
Casa editrice: Penguin Putnam~trade
Data di pubblicazione: 1991
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Penguin, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Damaged book. Please note this is a damaged book. It is actually new but has been damaged and therefore we are selling it considerably cheaper than the new price - so please grab a bargain. Thanks. Codice libro della libreria CHL2057803
Descrizione libro Penguin, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Codice libro della libreria 07787pep004
Descrizione libro Penguin, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Lucy's Child: The Discovery of a Human Ancestor This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780140133837
Descrizione libro Penguin 31/10/1991, 1991. Condizione libro: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780140133837
Descrizione libro Penguin 31/10/1991, 1991. Condizione libro: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780140133837
Descrizione libro Penguin Putnam~trade. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1991. Paperback. Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria KTJ0034445
Descrizione libro Penguin Putnam~trade, 1991. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1991. Paperback. Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear. . . . . Codice libro della libreria KTJ0034445
Descrizione libro Penguin Putnam~trade. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0140133836 , COVER DIFFERS. Codice libro della libreria S0048117
Descrizione libro Penguin Putnam~trade. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0140133836 SOME CREASING TO COVERS COVER DIFFERS LIGHT BLUE. Codice libro della libreria N0038883
Descrizione libro Penguin Putnam~trade. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0140133836 , COVER DIFFERS TO ONE SHOWN. Codice libro della libreria EEE0008842