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The Complete World of Human Evolution

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By: Chris Stringer and Peter Andrew

240 pages, Col and b/w photos, illus

Thames & Hudson

Paperback | Sep 2011 | Edition: 2 | #192493 | ISBN-13: 9780500288986
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NHBS Price: £14.95 $18/€17 approx

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Human domination of our earth is now so complete that it is easy to forget how recently our role in the history of our planet began: the earliest apes evolved around 20 million years ago, yet homo sapiens has existed for a mere 160,000 years. In the intervening period, dozens of species of early ape and human have lived and died out, leaving behind the fossilized remains that have helped to build up the detailed picture of our evolution revealed in this book, which has been thoroughly revised throughout and is newly available in paperback. It explores every aspect of the study of ape and human evolution in three accessible sections, lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs, diagrams, timelines and specially commissioned drawings. This compelling and authoritative account is essential reading for anyone interested in, or studying, the story of human origins.

Its style and format make it accessible and attractive to a far larger audience and it deserves the widest readership.

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Chris Stringer is Head of Human Origins at the Natural History Museum, London, and Peter Andrews also formerly held the same position. Chris Stringer is author of In Search of the Neanderthals (with Clive Gamble) and African Exodus (with Robin McKie).

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