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The Resource Ancestral passions : the Leakey family and the quest for humankind's beginnings, Virginia Morell

Ancestral passions : the Leakey family and the quest for humankind's beginnings, Virginia Morell

Label
Ancestral passions : the Leakey family and the quest for humankind's beginnings
Title
Ancestral passions
Title remainder
the Leakey family and the quest for humankind's beginnings
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Morell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No other family in history has dominated a scientific field as the Leakey family has. Louis, Mary, and Richard Leakey have made key fossil discoveries that have shaped and reshaped our understanding of human origins. As a member of the tiny minority of scientists who believed that humankind originated in Africa millions of years ago, Louis Leakey helped to lay the theoretical groundwork for the science of paleoanthropology. In Ancestral Passions, Virginia Morell has written the first full biography of the Leakeys, a vivid portrait of a family whose contributions to science remain unmatched
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morell, Virginia
Dewey number
  • 573/.092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN50.6.L43
LC item number
M67 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 F-242
  • GN 50.6.L43
NLM item number
M841a 1995
Series statement
A Touchstone book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leakey, L. S. B.
  • Leakey, Mary D.
  • Leakey, Richard E
  • Leakey, L. S. B
  • Leakey, Mary D
  • Leakey, Richard E
  • Leakey, Mary D.
  • Leakey, L. S. B.
  • Leakey, Mary D.
  • Leakey, Richard E
  • Leakey
  • Physical anthropologists
  • Physical anthropologists
  • Fossil hominids
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania)
  • Anthropology, Physical
  • Hominidae
  • Tanzania
  • Antiquities
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Fossil hominids
  • Physical anthropologists
  • Great Britain
  • Tanzania
  • Paleoantropologie
  • Evolutie
  • Olduvai Gorge
  • Paléontologie
  • Australopithèques
  • Humanbiologie
  • Archäologie
  • Tansania
Label
Ancestral passions : the Leakey family and the quest for humankind's beginnings, Virginia Morell
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/goettingen/184364221.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-617) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Race for the Miocene
  • A Life in the Sediments
  • Louis and Kenyatta
  • "Our Man"
  • Fame, Fortune, and Zinj
  • Mary's Dig
  • Murder and Mayhem
  • The Human with Ability
  • Chimpanzees and Other Loves
  • Kichard Makes His Move
  • Kabete
  • A Girl for the Gorillas
  • To the Omo
  • Breaking Away
  • Richard Strikes Oil
  • Mining Hominids at Olduvai
  • Dearest Dian
  • Father and Son
  • Jackpot at Koobi Fora
  • Misadventure at Calico
  • An Unstoppable Man
  • From Cambridge to Olduvai
  • Roar of the Old Lion
  • An end and a Beginning
  • The Best Bones
  • The Gladiators' Clash
  • On the Trail of Homo Erectus
  • Mother and Son
  • A New Contender
  • The Name Game
  • Footprints for the Mantelpiece
  • Battling over Bones
  • Laying Claim to the Earliest Man
  • Richard Reborn
  • "How Very Human"
  • Grande Dame of Archeology
  • A New Challenge
  • Louis and Mary
  • Disaster at Kanam
  • Olduvai's Bounty
  • Consequences
  • Cloak-and-Dagger
Control code
ocm32310794
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
638 pages
Isbn
9780684824703
Lccn
95014306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32310794
  • (OCoLC)32310794
Label
Ancestral passions : the Leakey family and the quest for humankind's beginnings, Virginia Morell
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/goettingen/184364221.pdf
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-617) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Race for the Miocene
  • A Life in the Sediments
  • Louis and Kenyatta
  • "Our Man"
  • Fame, Fortune, and Zinj
  • Mary's Dig
  • Murder and Mayhem
  • The Human with Ability
  • Chimpanzees and Other Loves
  • Kichard Makes His Move
  • Kabete
  • A Girl for the Gorillas
  • To the Omo
  • Breaking Away
  • Richard Strikes Oil
  • Mining Hominids at Olduvai
  • Dearest Dian
  • Father and Son
  • Jackpot at Koobi Fora
  • Misadventure at Calico
  • An Unstoppable Man
  • From Cambridge to Olduvai
  • Roar of the Old Lion
  • An end and a Beginning
  • The Best Bones
  • The Gladiators' Clash
  • On the Trail of Homo Erectus
  • Mother and Son
  • A New Contender
  • The Name Game
  • Footprints for the Mantelpiece
  • Battling over Bones
  • Laying Claim to the Earliest Man
  • Richard Reborn
  • "How Very Human"
  • Grande Dame of Archeology
  • A New Challenge
  • Louis and Mary
  • Disaster at Kanam
  • Olduvai's Bounty
  • Consequences
  • Cloak-and-Dagger
Control code
ocm32310794
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
638 pages
Isbn
9780684824703
Lccn
95014306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32310794
  • (OCoLC)32310794

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