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Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins - 05 edition

Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins (ISBN10: 0060829613; ISBN13: 9780060829612)
ISBN13: 978-0060829612
ISBN10: 0060829613

Summary: Veteran science writer Carl Zimmer guides us on a journey from the savannas of Africa to modern-day labs for biomechanical analysis and biomolecular genetics, revealing how anthropologists are furiously rewriting the human family tree. These discoveries have spawned a host of new questions: Should chimpanzees be included as a human species? Was it the physical difficulty of human childbirth that encouraged the development of social groups in early human species? Did humans and Neande
rthals interbreed? Why did humans win out in the end? Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins ultimately comes full circle and sheds provocative new light on one of the most important questions of all: What makes us human?
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Summary: Veteran science writer Carl Zimmer guides us on a journey from the savannas of Africa to modern-day labs for biomechanical analysis and biomolecular genetics, revealing how anthropologists are furiously rewriting the human family tree. These discoveries have spawned a host of new questions: Should chimpanzees be included as a human species? Was it the physical difficulty of human childbirth that encouraged the development of social groups in early human species? Did humans and Neanderthals interbreed? Why did humans win out in the end? Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins ultimately comes full circle and sheds provocative new light on one of the most important questions of all: What makes us human? ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
Year Published: 2005
International: No



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