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In the age of mankind : a Smithsonian book of human evolution

Author: Roger Lewin; Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : National government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Describes what is currently known about human evolution, loks at the work of anthropologists, and discusses the human traits of consciousness and language.
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Lewin; Smithsonian Institution.
ISBN: 0895990229 9780895990228 0895990253 9780895990259
OCLC Number: 18225056
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 255 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The age of mankind in prospect. Our place in nature --
Ancestors in the trees --
Footsteps of the earliest ape-men --
Branches on the human tree --
Hunters or scavengers? --
pt. 2. The age of mankind. Origin of modern humans --
Artists of the ice age --
Discovering new worlds --
The roots of language and consciousness --
The first villagers --
Cities and civilizations --
pt. 3. Biology, culture, and beyond. Mankind at the frontier.
Responsibility: Roger Lewin.

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Describes what is currently known about human evolution, loks at the work of anthropologists, and discusses the human traits of consciousness and language.

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