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The hunt for the dawn monkey : unearthing the origins of monkeys, apes, and humans

Author: K Christopher Beard
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking us back roughly 45 million years into the Eocene, "the dawn of recent life," Chris Beard, a world-renowned expert on the primate fossil record, offers a tantalizing new perspective on our deepest evolutionary roots. In a fast-paced narrative full of vivid stories from the field, he reconstructs our extended family tree, showing that the first anthropoids--the diverse and successful group that includes  Read more...
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Beard, K. Christopher.
Hunt for the dawn monkey.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004
(DLC) 2004001403
(OCoLC)54279774
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K Christopher Beard
ISBN: 9780520940253 0520940253 1597349399 9781597349390
OCLC Number: 58728507
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 348 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Missing links and dawn monkeys --
Toward Egypt's sacred bull --
A gem from the Willwood --
The forest in the Sahara --
Received wisdom --
The birth of a ghost lineage --
Initial hints from deep time --
Ghost busters --
Resurrecting the ghost --
Into the African melting pot --
Paleoanthropology and pithecophobia.
Responsibility: Chris Beard ; illustrations by Mark Klingler.

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Chronicles the saga of two centuries of scientific exploration in search of anthropoid origins, from the early work of Georges Cuvier, the father of paleontology, to the discoveries in Asia, Africa,  Read more...

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