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Walker, Alan 1938-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 73 publications in 5 languages and 3,886 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 )
21 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A remarkable discovery was made a decade ago on a dig in northern Kenya. When all the bone and skull fragments were painstakingly pieced together, they revealed the nearly complete skeleton of a teenage male (nicknamed Nariokotome boy, after a nearby sand river). Faced with the best-ever specimen of Homo erectus - a species long identified as the proverbial missing link between apes and humans - paleoanthropologist Alan Walker embarked on a long-term investigation of that species's nature. In this book, telling the story of that inquiry, he introduces us to his ever surprising, deeply engrossing world
The human skeleton by Pat Shipman ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 865 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 537 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 375 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 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The arthropods of humans and domestic animals : a guide to preliminary identification by Alan Walker ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 23 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 16 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 13 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 (Grande-Bretagne) ( 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
Jinrui shinka no kūhaku o saguru ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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
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
Wisdom of bones: in search of human rights by Alan Walker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Uākā, Aran
Walker, A. C.
Walker, A. C. (Alan Cyril), 1938-
Walker, Alan
Walker, Alan Cyril.
ウォーカー, アラン
Languages
English (67)
Japanese (2)
German (1)
French (1)
Dutch (1)
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