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Finlayson, Clive 1955-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 142 publications in 3 languages and 5,790 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Military history  Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Clive Finlayson
The humans who went extinct : why Neanderthals died out and we survived by Clive Finlayson( )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We have all heard the account of how our clever ancestors spread From Africa and ousted the primitive Neanderthals, driving them to extinction. But was that really how it happened?" "'History is typically the story of victors over vanquished and prehistory is no different', says Clive Finlayson. He presents an altogether more humbling view: there is nothing to suggest that our ancestors were inherently smarter than the Neanderthals. We should think of the two as different kinds of human." "The topic of early human history is highly contentious. Finlayson presents an account that places the various human populations firmly within an ecological context. Drawing on evidence not only from fossils and genes, but also from the many clues about lifestyle from plant and animal remains, he underlines the interweaving of climate, ecology, geography, and lifestyle in the fortunes of populations. What emerges is no simple linear rise to conquest and dominance by one superior species. Instead, we find a complex tale of shifting patterns of settlement and migration, of new skills learnt and lost, as groups of humans of initially quite similar abilities sought out a living in changing mosaics of vegetation and wildlife. Chance, climate, and geography favoured a sturdy group of our ancestors who had honed their skills in the harsh, persistent Asian steppes."--Jacket
Avian survivors : the history and biogeography of Palearctic birds by Clive Finlayson( )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impacts of global warming are of concern to all of us. Thepotential responses of birds to climate change have come increasinglyto the fore, and are of particular interest to the ornithologicalcommunity. Are birds sensitive to climate change and how will theyreact to a world of global warming? These are the key issues to beexplored in this book, with particular reference to Western Palearcticbirds. Climate changes that have affected the region in the last two millionyears will be explored, drawing on published data on fossil birds. Amajor part of the book will be devoted to the distribution
Neanderthals and modern humans : an ecological and evolutionary perspective by Clive Finlayson( )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neanderthals and Modern Humans develops the theme of the close relationship between climate change, ecological change and biogeographical patterns in humans during the Pleistocene. In particular, it challenges the view that Modern Human 'superiority' caused the extinction of the Neanderthals between 40,000 and 30,000 years ago
The improbable primate : how water shaped human evolution by Clive Finlayson( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Improbable Primate, Clive Finlayson takes an ecological approach to our evolution, considering the origins of modern humans within the context of a drying climate and changing landscapes. Finlayson argues that environmental change, particularly availability of water, played a critical role in shaping the direction of human evolution, contributing to our spread and success. He asserts that our ancestors carved a niche for themselves by leaving the forest and forcing their way into a long-established community of carnivores in a tropical savannah as climate changes opened up the landscape. They took their chance at high noon, when most other predators were asleep. Adapting to this new lifestyle by shedding their hair and developing an active sweating system to keep cool, being close to fresh water was vital. As the climate dried, our ancestors, already bipedal, became taller and slimmer, more adept at travelling farther in search of water. The challenges of seeking water in a drying landscape moulded the minds and bodies of early humans, and directed their migrations and eventual settlements
Neanderthals on the edge : papers from a conference marking the 150th anniversary of the Forbes' Quarry discovery, Gibraltar by Chris Stringer( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds of the Strait of Gibraltar by Clive Finlayson( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Strait of Gibraltar is famous as a major point of passage for Palaearctic birds migrating between their European breeding grounds and their winter quarters in Africa. Clive Finlayson, a native of the Rock and a trained ornithologist, presents a fascinating account of the region and its resident and transitory bird life. The first chapter of the book describes the area, which broadly defined includes the Coto Doąna in the north and the Merja Zerga in the south, and the geographic and climatological characteristics which make it a suitable crossing place. In scope this book goes beyond the strict definition of the Strait and, following Irby's 19th Century work, examines the rich area where Europe meets Africa. The chapters which follow describe in detail the migration patterns of the principal passage species including their origins, destinations and overall numbers, showing how the precise conditions of weather and visibility affect the specific choice of route and timing of the crossing. The breeding and wintering bird communities are then considered and the ornithology of the entire region summarized. Whether or not you have ever witnessed the thousands of raptors, storks and other birds that may make this legendary crossing in a single day, this book will conjure the spirit of this extraordinary place. Delightful illustrations by lan Willis complete an important and entertaining book. Illustrated by lan Willis."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Neanderthals in context : a report of the 1995-1998 excavations at Gorham's and Vanguard Caves, Gibraltar( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945 by Darren Fa( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The directors of the Gibraltar Museum draw on museum archives and local expertise as natives to tell Gibraltar's history with detailed maps and diagrams, original artwork and a wealth of photographs
A birdwatchers' guide to southern Spain and Gibraltar by Clive Finlayson( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flowers and wildlife of Gibraltar by John Emmanuel Cortés( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El sueño del neandertal : por qué se extinguieron los neandertales y nosotros sobrevivimos by Clive Finlayson( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birds of Iberia by Clive Finlayson( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and journeyings in Central Australia by Clive Finlayson( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of two years (1914-16) in Oodnadatta and Alice Springs by a nurse in sole charge of health service in thse remote settlements
Where the last Neanderthals lived : a study of Neanderthal and modern human behavioural ecology in a glacial refugium( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to wild Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar by Clive Finlayson( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soshite saigo ni hito ga nokotta : Neanderutarujin to watakushitachi no gojumannenshi by Clive Finlayson( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Andalus by Clive Finlayson( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gibraltar during the quaternary( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SMART NEANDERTHAL : cave art, bird catching, and the cognitive revolution by Clive Finlayson( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gibraltar : 300 years of images by Clive Finlayson( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The humans who went extinct : why Neanderthals died out and we survived
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Avian survivors : the history and biogeography of Palearctic birdsNeanderthals and modern humans : an ecological and evolutionary perspectiveNeanderthals on the edge : papers from a conference marking the 150th anniversary of the Forbes' Quarry discovery, GibraltarThe fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945A birdwatchers' guide to southern Spain and GibraltarBirds of IberiaAl-Andalus
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Clive Finlayson Brits antropoloog

Finlayson, Clive

Finlayson, J.C., 1955-

Finlayson, J. C. (James Clive), 1955-

Finlayson, James Clive

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