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Walker, Alan 1938-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 70 publications in 5 languages and 3,851 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Guidebooks 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: GN284, 573.3
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Most widely held works by Alan Walker
The wisdom of the bones : in search of human origins by Alan Walker ( Book )
25 editions published between 1196 and 1998 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walker examines even the tiniest of bones and the subtlest of clues in his analysis. He first recounts the story of the more-than-century-long search for the "missing link," a bizarre and compelling saga made up of brilliant science and speculative nonsense. Then he builds, step-by-step, on some of his predecessors' assumptions, and he challenges others, using state-of-the-art techniques to reveal the truth. In Walker's hands the bones reveal an amazing amount of information about the Nariokotome boy's anatomy and the way he lived. We watch as Walker deduces from the evidence that community and cooperation were already very important at this stage of human evolution; that the boy was modern in climatic adaptation and locomotion yet archaic in growth pattern; and that the boy could not speak. In Walker's final assessment this last insight becomes the most important one
The human skeleton by Pat Shipman ( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ape in the tree : an intellectual and natural history of Proconsul by Alan Walker ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book offers a unique insider's perspective on the unfolding discovery of a crucial link in our evolution: Proconsul, a fossil ape named whimsically after a performing chimpanzee called Consul." "The Ape in the Tree is written in the voice of Alan Walker, whose involvement with Proconsul began when his graduate supervisor analyzed the tree-climbing adaptations in the arm and hand of this extinct creature. Today, Proconsul is the best-known fossil ape in the world." "The history of ideas is set against the vivid adventures of Walker's fossil-hunting expeditions in remote regions of Africa, where the team met with violent thunderstorms, dangerous wildlife, and people isolated from the Western world. Analysis of the thousands of new Proconsul specimens they recovered provides revealing glimpses of the life of this last common ancestor between apes and humans."--BOOK JACKET
The Nariokotome Homo erectus skeleton ( Book )
14 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prosimian biology : proceedings of a meeting of the Research Seminar in Archaeology and Related Subjects held at the Institute of Archaeology, London University by Research Seminar on Prosimian Biology ( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prosimian anatomy, biochemistry & evolution by Research Seminar on Prosimian Biology ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prosimian behaviour by Research Seminar on Prosimian Biology ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Op zoek naar de missing link : over de speurtocht naar de oorsprong van de mens by Alan Walker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Dutch and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dit boek beschrijft de vondst en analyse van een vrijwel compleet skelet van Homo erectus, een vroege voorouder van de mens. Na jarenlange analyse zijn de auteurs in staat een verrassend aantal aspecten van het leven van de 'Nariotokome Jongen' te reconstrueren
The first four million years of human evolution : papers of a discussion meeting issue by Royal Society (Great Britain) ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding quality of life in old age by Alan Walker ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What constitutes quality of life for older people? How can quality of life be measured? How might policy makers improve quality of life for older people? This book considers key findings from the Growing Older research programme and presents them in a lively thematic format. It discusses essential topics such as environment, family, bereavement, identity, and social interaction and describes key concepts and measures. Using data drawn from a range of different research projects, the book illustrates considerable methodological diversity to capture a broad picture of quality of life. Key implications for future research on quality of life in older age are also proposed. The book is a companion volume to "Growing Older: Quality of Life in Old Age" edited by Alan Walker and Catherine Hagan Hennessy and is key reading on a range of undergraduate and Masters level courses including social gerontology, social work, sociology and social policy. This book features contributors such as: Sara Arber, John Baldock, Kate M.; Bennett, David Blane, Ann Bowling, Elizabeth Breeze, Jabeer Butt, Lynda Clarke, Peter Coleman, Kate Davidson, Murna Downs, Maria Evandrou, Ken Gilhooly, Mary Gilhooly, Jane Gow, Jan Hadlow, Catherine Hagan Hennessy, Paul Higgs, Caroline Holland, Georgina M. Hughes, Martin Hyde, Leonie Kellaher, Mary Maynard, Kevin McKee, F. McKiernan, Christopher McKevitt, Marie Mills, Jo Moriarty, James Nazroo, Sheila Peace, Thomas Scharf, Philip T. Smith, Peter Speck, Susan Tester, Christina Victor, Alan Walker, Peter Warr, Lorna Warren, Dick Wiggins, and, Fiona Wilson
The arthropods of humans and domestic animals : a guide to preliminary identification by Alan Walker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book should be of interest to 2nd-3rd year students of medical entomology, veterinary science, pest control, and public health
Jinrui shinka no kūhaku o saguru ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recent advances in the study of human evolution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Four figures are walking toward the right side of the poster, beginning with a chimpanzee and moving through stages of evolution to Homo sapiens. The date of the lecture is Thursday, January 24, 1985
Australopithecus aethiopicus skull ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"The Australopithecus aethiopicus Skull KNM-WT 17000 was discovered by A. Walker in 1985 on the west shore of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. It was described by Walker, Leakey, Harris and Brown in Nature in 1986. The skull is commonly referred to as the "Black Skull" due to its blue-black color. Although not considered on a direct line to humans, it gives insights into early hominid evolution. Although it shares many primitive features with A. afarensis (e.g., projecting face, small cranial capacity (410 cc)), it also has features typical of australopithecine species (e.g., projecting face, large sagittal crest and jaws, and expanded cheek teeth). Given that it seems to fall between A. afarensis and A. boisei, it was given its own species name."--Publisher's website
The relationship of distance and accuracy to three golf grips by Alan D Walker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Abstract at end: 14 leaves
Les premiers bipèdes en Afrique by Meave G Leakey ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Wie sie wachsen 12 Gemeinden im geistl. Aufbruch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Uākā, Aran
Walker, A. C.
Walker, A. C. 1938-
Walker, A. C. (Alan Cyril), 1938-
Walker, Alan
Walker, Alan Cyril.
ウォーカー, アラン
Languages
English (64)
Japanese (2)
German (1)
French (1)
Dutch (1)
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