Bones of Contention by Roger Lewin
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Bones of Contention
By Roger Lewin

Bones of Contention

Controversies in the Search for Human Origins 2nd Revised edition

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Bones of Contention by Roger Lewin

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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780226476513
ISBN-10: 0226476510
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 366
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 7-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Origins Reconsidered by 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 by Roger Lewin 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 by Roger Lewin 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 by Roger Lewin Kanzi, Paperback (September 1996)

"Kanzi offers any number of crucial insights into the workings of the mind.

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