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The Leakey family : unearthing human ancestors

Author: Harry Henderson
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©2011.
Series: Trailblazers in science and technology
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles individuals who made discoveries that greatly broadened human knowledge and sometimes changed society or saved many lives. In addition to describing those discoveries and their effects, the book explores the qualities that made these people trailblazers, the personal relationships they formed, and how those relationships interacted with their scientific work.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: L S B Leakey; Mary D Leakey; Richard E Leakey; L S B Leakey; Mary D Leakey; Richard E Leakey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Henderson
ISBN: 9781604136746 160413674X
OCLC Number: 679925010
Description: xx, 127 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch 1. From Africa to Cambridge --
A Little Miracle --
The White Kikuyu --
A Hut of His Own --
Way of the Hunter --
Wartime Disruption --
Tools and Traces --
Tool or Not? --
A Second Education --
Preparing for College --
Cambridge Life --
Dinosaur Hunt --
Public Debut and Graduation --
Turning to Anthropology ---
Ch 2. Launching a Career --
Search for the Hand Ax People --
Visiting Ladies --
Digging in Gamble's Cave --
Triumphant Return --
Thinking about Olduvai --
Leakeys Drawing Machine --
Scouting the Gorge --
The First Season at Olduvai --
Searching for Proof --
Ch 3. Triumph and Disaster --
A Stamp of Approval --
Marys Beginnings --
Art and Archaeology --
Mary and the Cave Paintings --
John Frere, Pioneer Archaeologist --
A New Partnership --
The Unraveling --
Mary Comes into Her Own --
Stone Age Oasis --
Loose Ends --
Documenting the Kikuyu --
Meeting with the Elders --
Wartime Spy --
Archaeology in Wartime --
Thoughts of Ancient Apes --
Ch. 4 From Rusinga to Olduvai --
The Pan-African Congress --
Terminology, or Climbing around the Family Tree --
Searching for Apes in Rusinga --
The Scouting Expedition --
Proconsul --
A Tangled Web --
Caught in a Dilemma --
Searching for "Our Man" --
Finding "Zinj" --
"Dear Boy, What Are You?" --
Dinner with the Leakeys --
Mary Digs In --
Kamoya Kimeu: Master Fossil Finder --
More Finds --
Tree or Bush? --
Ch 5. A Time of Transition --
Richard Starts Out --
Jane Goodall, Pioneer Primatologist --
Marital Woes --
Dian Fossey Friend of the Mountain Gorillas --
Calico Mirage? --
Richard Turns toward Paleoanthropology --
Expedition to Koobi Fora --
Louis's Last Years --
Changes for Richard and Mary --
How Old Is Skull 1470? --
Donald Johanson, Discoverer of Lucy --
More from Koobi Fora --
In the Footsteps of Ancestors --
Contention in Sweden --
Crisis for Richard --
Leakey v. Johanson, Round Two --
Turkana Boy and the Black Skull --
Mary Retires --
Richard s New Career --
Struggling On ---
Conclusion: Legacies and Changes --
Enduring Effort --
New Chapter in an Old Controversy --
New Tools.
Series Title: Trailblazers in science and technology
Responsibility: Harry Henderson.

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In the 20th century, the family name "Leakey" became synonymous with paleoanthropology and the search for human origins. The Leakey Family outlines this fascinating family's struggles and  Read more...

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