The Origin of Humankind
By (author) Richard E. Leakey
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Origin of Humankind by Richard E. Leakey
Book DescriptionThe name Leakey is synonymous with the study of human origins, wrote The New York Times. The renowned family of paleontologistsLouis Leakey, Mary Leakey, and their son Richard Leakeyhas vastly expanded our understanding of human evolution. The Origin of Humankind is Richard Leakeys personal view of the development of Homo Sapiens. At the heart of his new picture of evolution is the introduction of a heretical notion: once the first apes walked upright, the evolution of modern humans became possible and perhaps inevitable. From this one evolutionary step comes all the other evolutionary refinements and distinctions that set the human race apart from the apes. In fascinating sections on how and why modern humans developed a social organization, culture, and personal behavior, Leakey has much of interest to say about the development of art, language, and human consciousness.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465053131
(204mm x 127mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard E. Leakey
Paleobiology of Australopithecus, Hardback (March 2013)
This book synthesizes information on the genus Australopithecus. It discusses alpha taxonomy, adaptive radiations, adaptations, phylogeny, biogeography, and paleoecology of the various species.
First Humans, Hardback (May 2009)
This volume addresses the origin of the human genus Homo, a major transition in human evolution and associated with major changes in brain size, locomotion, and culture, but one with many unanswered questions.
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.
Swahili Chic, Hardback (January 2007)» View all books by Richard E. Leakey
Suitable for both the armchair traveller and the globe trotting adventurer as well as decorating devotees, this book offers facts about African culture and history.
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Author Biography - Richard E. Leakey
Richard Leakey is the author of "People of the Lake, The Making of Mankind, One Life, Conservation: Save the Elephants, Origins," and "Origins Reconsidered" (the latter two with Roger Lewin).
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