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Becoming Human: Evolution and Human Uniqueness

By: Ian Tattersall

258 pages, no illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Sep 2000 | #108059 | ISBN: 0192862146
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #83465 | ISBN: 0198504721
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About this book

World-renowned expert on fossil humans and lemurs, Tattersall here looks for the discontinuities in human evolution - at what really makes us different from other species and what makes us quintessentially human. He searches ancient sites for culture as well as fossils, and brings us cutting-edge research on other primates' `language', tool making and social cooperation. A rich tour de force by one of the most outstanding students of human evolution.
`...the best book on human evolution I've ever read' Niles Eldridge.


Contents

Prologue; The creative explosion; The brain and intelligence: Humans and apes; Evolution for what?; Starting out; Becoming human; Being human; Postscript; Further reading

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