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Lowly origin : where, when, and why our ancestors first stood up

Author: Jonathan Kingdon
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lowly Origin is the first book to explain the sources and consequences of bipedalism to a broad audience. Along the way, it accounts for recent fossil discoveries that show us a still incomplete but much bushier family tree than most of us learned about in school." "Jonathan Kingdon uses the very latest findings from ecology, biogeography, and paleontology to build a new and up-to-date account of how four-legged  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Kingdon
ISBN: 0691050864 9780691050867 0691120285 9780691120287
OCLC Number: 49959372
Description: xx, 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface to a self-portrait from the center of the world --
On being a primate: from Gondwana to the forests of Egypt --
On being an ape: excursions to Asia and back --
On being a ground ape: Zanj --
On becoming a biped: evolution by basin: domes, rifts, and floodplains --
On being a manipulative man-ape: isolation in the south --
On the uncertainties of becoming human: main-line, side-line, or parallel humans? --
On going far with fire: Africans go abroad --
On being a self-made human: the modern Diaspora --
In conclusion: confessions of a repentant vandal --
Plants known to be especially favored by humans and other primates.
Responsibility: Jonathan Kingdon.
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Explains the sources and consequences of bipedalism. This book uses the findings from ecology, biogeography, and paleontology to build an account of how four-legged apes became two-legged hominins.  Read more...

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<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/49959372#Review\/662208753<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Review<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:itemReviewed<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/49959372<\/a>> ; # Lowly origin : where, when, and why our ancestors first stood up<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:reviewBody<\/a> \"\"Lowly Origin is the first book to explain the sources and consequences of bipedalism to a broad audience. Along the way, it accounts for recent fossil discoveries that show us a still incomplete but much bushier family tree than most of us learned about in school.\" \"Jonathan Kingdon uses the very latest findings from ecology, biogeography, and paleontology to build a new and up-to-date account of how four-legged apes became two-legged hominins. He describes what it took to get up onto two legs as well as the protracted consequences of that step - some of which led straight to modern humans and others to very different bipeds. This allows him to make sense of recently unearthed evidence suggesting that no fewer than twenty species of humans and hominins have lived and become extinct. Following the evolution of two-legged creatures from our earliest lowly forebears to the present, Kingdon concludes with future options for the last surviving biped.\"--Jacket.<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

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