Bones of Contention
Controversies in the Search for Human Origins 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Roger Lewin
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Bones of Contention by Roger Lewin
Book DescriptionThis is a behind-the-scenes look at the search for human origins, analyzing how the biases and preconceptions of paleoanthropologists shape their work. The stories of the Taung Child and Neanderthal Man provide the background to the modern search for an exploration of how and where humans evolved. In this edition, the afterword looks at ways in which paleoanthropology, while becoming more scientific, in many ways remains contentious. It is Lewin's thesis that paleoanthropology is the most subjective of sciences because it engages the emotions of virtually everyone; and since the evidence is scanty, interpretation is all-important.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226476513
(230mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 7-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Roger Lewin
Origins Reconsidered, Paperback (September 2007)
Leakey's personal account of his fossil hunting and landmark discoveries at Lake Turkana, his reassessment of human prehistory based on new evidence and analytic techniques, and his profound pondering of how we became "human" and what being "human" really means. 40 photos.
Human Evolution, Paperback (July 2004)
The readership for this book has historically been the upper-undergraduate/graduate level. Professors who wish to bring in more on human evolution, which has increasingly become an important topic in evolutionary biology, genetics and developmental biology courses, will assign this book.
Principles of Human Evolution, Paperback (December 2003)
* New author, Robert Foley - leading figure in Human Evolutionary Studies - joins the writing team. * Dedicated website - www. blackwellpublishing. com/lewin - provides study resources and artwork downloadable for Powerpoint presentations.
Kanzi, Paperback (September 1996)» View all books by Roger Lewin
"Kanzi offers any number of crucial insights into the workings of the mind.
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