The Origin of Modern Humans (Scientific American Library)

by Roger Lewin

Paperback, 1993

Status

Available

Call number

GN281 .L55

Publication

W H Freeman (1993), 204 pages

Description

In this well illustrated book Lewin artfully captures the roiling field of paleoanthropology. Beginning with the discovery in 1856 of Neanderthal Man, he desribes the competing theories on human origin. His tale not only encompasses paleoanthropology's findings but also the debacle of the Piltdown hoax, the recent DNA analysis of Neanderthal fossils, the foibles and triumphs of great scientists. It is a concise, engrossingand provaocative look at the answers to the question, 'Where did we come from?'

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

204 p.; 8.5 inches

ISBN

0716760231 / 9780716760238

Barcode

34662000510633
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