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Walker, Alan 1938-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 104 publications in 5 languages and 3,966 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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 )

12 editions published between 1196 and 1997 in English and held by 1,376 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 )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and German and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uitgebreide en gedetailleerde beschrijving van de anatomie en de funtie van het menselijk skelet
The ape in the tree : an intellectual and natural history of Proconsul by Alan Walker( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 508 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 )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 387 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 )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wisdom of bones : in search of human origins by Alan Walker( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 248 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
Thin-walled structures : recent technical advances and trends in design, research, and construction : international conference at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 3-6 April, 1979 by J Rhodes( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosimian behaviour by Research Seminar on Prosimian Biology( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 21 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

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

"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."--Jacket
Turkana-Junge : Auf der Suche nach dem ersten Menschen by Alan Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jinrui shinka no kūhaku o saguru( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosimian biology. Edited by R.D. Martin, G.A. Doyle and A.C. Walker. Proceedings of a meeting of the Research Seminar in Archaeology, and Related Subjects, held at the Institute of Archæology London University by RESEARCH SEMINAR IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND RELATED SUBJECTS( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
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
 
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The wisdom of the bones : in search of human origins
Alternative Names
Alan Walker Brits bioloog

Alan Walker englischer Paläoanthropologe und Anatom

Walker, A. C.

Walker, A. C. 1938-

Walker, A. C. (Alan Cyril), 1938-

Walker, Alan

Walker, Alan Cyril.

Уолкер, Алан

ألان والكر

آلن واکر

ウォーカー, アラン

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The human skeletonThe ape in the tree : an intellectual and natural history of ProconsulThe wisdom of bones : in search of human originsUnderstanding quality of life in old age