In Search of What Makes Us Human
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Origins Reconsidered by Richard E. Leakey
Book DescriptionRichard Leakey questions the widely accepted idea of a 2 million-year-old ancestry of hunters and gatherers - the men hunting, the women raising children - that is the basis of modern man's nuclear family, and asks why the first signs of humanity occurred a mere 15,000 years ago in the cave paintings of Lascaux. What was going on in the minds of men before that first recorded expression of art and humanity occurred? Richard Leakey also wrote People of the Lake and The Making of Mankind . Roger Lewin is also the author of the prize-winning Bones of Contention.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349103457
(198mm x 126mm x 28mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 14-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard E. Leakey
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)
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.
Origin of Humankind, Paperback (August 1996)» View all books by Richard E. Leakey
This text presents Richard Leakey's personal view of the development of Homo Sapiens. He argues that once the first apes walked upright, the evolution of modern humans became possible and perhaps inevitable. He also examines how and why social organization and personal behaviour developed.
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Author Biography - Richard E. Leakey
Richard Leakey is the world's most famous paleoanthropologist. He lives in Kenya, where he is currently in charge of that country's conservation programme. Roger Lewin is a prizewinning science writer.
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