Origins: Human Evolution Revealed

Origins Human Evolution Revealed Scientists believe that every human on the planet is descended from a woman who lived in Africa years ago Origins tells the incredible story of homo sapiens where we came from why we made it

  • Title: Origins: Human Evolution Revealed
  • Author: Douglas Palmer
  • ISBN: 9781845334741
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Scientists believe that every human on the planet is descended from a woman who lived in Africa 100,000 years ago Origins tells the incredible story of homo sapiens where we came from, why we made it and why 20 human like species didn t and what it means to be human anyway Part one takes us back through evolution to meet our ancestors From the ape like ProconsulScientists believe that every human on the planet is descended from a woman who lived in Africa 100,000 years ago Origins tells the incredible story of homo sapiens where we came from, why we made it and why 20 human like species didn t and what it means to be human anyway Part one takes us back through evolution to meet our ancestors From the ape like Proconsul who lived in Africa 17 million years ago to Homo floresiensis, the dwarf human species which survived on the Indonesian island of Flores until 18,000 years ago The most accurate facial reconstructions available bring us up close with these familiar yet alien relatives, and artworks give a compelling insight into their lives where they lived, what they wore, whether they spoke, what they ate, what animals existed Graphical timelines untangle the relationships between the different species and highlight our remarkable evolutionary journey The second part shows how humans spread across the planet to form the diverse races and peoples we know today, from our first steps out of Africa 100,000 years ago to our arrival in New Zealand as recently as 1,000 years ago.

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    1. Origins: Human Evolution Revealed is a large format "coffee table" style overview of the current scientific thinking with respect to human evolution. There are many colored photographs, diagrams and maps. A striking reconstruction of Lucy peers out from the dust jacket. Origins is an introduction, aimed at a general audience. The many illustrations make it highly accessible. Nonetheless, the text is not "dumbed down" and packs in considerable information. Origins need not be read as a narrative, [...]

    2. Title: Origins: Human Evolution RevealedAuthor: Douglas PalmerArtist: John GurcheGenre: Nonfiction, anthropologyLength: 256 pagesReviewer: Pearson MooreRating: 5 StarsSummaryUsing gorgeous full-page artistic illustrations, sculptures, and photographs, Origins tells the story of human evolution from the first proto-primate, Proconsul (20 million years bp), to the North American Clovis culture of 11,000 B.C.From the PublisherScientists believe that every human on the planet is descended from a wom [...]

    3. This paleoanthropology book has two things going for it: it boasts the latest information & discoveries (as 0f 2010) and it has stunning artistic reconstructions of hominids, Neanderthals, and Cro-Magnon humans. (courtesy of John Gurche).The only noticeable issue is with the unusual amount of typos in the text. Maybe the book was rushed to press or the editor had a headache that day, but the errors are multiple and in a few cases rather glaring. Still, a good coffee table book and a decent i [...]

    4. Beautiful pictures, compared to other similar works information seem to be legit. Maps and sketches are also helpful, each specific topic on species is seperated so you are never lost.

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