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Human evolution : an illustrated introduction

Author: Roger Lewin
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Updated to include coverage of the latest discoveries and perspectives including new early hominid fossils from Africa and Georgia, and their implications; new archeological evidence from Africa on the origin of modern humans, etc.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lewin, Roger.
Human evolution.
Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2005
(DLC) 2003024250
(OCoLC)53375956
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Lewin
ISBN: 1405156147 9781405156141
OCLC Number: 68194630
Description: 1 online resource (277 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Human evolution in perspective --
unit 1. Our place in nature --
unit 2. Human evolution as narrative --
unit 3. Historical views --
unit 4. Modern evolutionary theory --
unit 5. The physical context of evolution --
unit 6. Extinction and patterns of evolution --
pt. 2. Background to human evolution --
unit 7. Dating methods --
unit 8. Systematics : morphological and molecular --
unit 9. Science of burial --
unit 10. Primate heritage --
pt. 3. Humans as animals --
unit 11. Bodies, size, and shape --
unit 12. Bodies, brains, and energy --
unit 13. Bodies, behavior, and social structure --
unit 14. Nonhuman models of early Hominins --
pt. 4. Hominin beginnings --
unit 15. Ape and human relations --
unit 16. Origin of the Hominoidea --
unit 17. Origin of bipedalism --
unit 18. Jaws and teeth --
unit 19. The earliest known Hominins : a history of discoveries --
pt. 5. The Hominin adaptation --
unit 20. The Australopithecines --
unit 21. Early Homo --
unit 22. Hominin relations --
unit 23. Early tool technologies --
pt. 6. Homo erectus : biology and behavior --
unit 24. The changing position of Homo erectus --
unit 25. New technologies --
unit 26. Hunter or scavenger? --
pt. 7. Origin of modern humans --
unit 27. The Neanderthal enigma --
unit 28. Anatomical evidence --
unit 29. Genetic evidence --
unit 30. Archeological evidence --
pt. 8. The human milieu --
unit 31. Evolution of brain, intelligence, and consciousness --
unit 32. The evolution of language --
unit 33. Art in prehistory --
pt. 9. New worlds --
unit 34. The Americas and Australia --
unit 35. Origin of agriculture and the first villagers --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Roger Lewin.

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Updated to include coverage of the latest discoveries and perspectives including new early hominid fossils from Africa and Georgia, and their implications; new archeological evidence from Africa on the origin of modern humans, etc.

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