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The Resource From Lucy to language, Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar ; principal photography, David Brill

From Lucy to language, Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar ; principal photography, David Brill

Label
From Lucy to language
Title
From Lucy to language
Statement of responsibility
Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar ; principal photography, David Brill
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1974 in a remote region of Ethiopia, Donald Johanson, then one of America's most promising young paleoanthropologists, discovered "Lucy", the oldest, best preserved skeleton of any erect-walking human ever found. This discovery prompted a complete reevaluation of previous evidence for human origins. From Lucy to language is an encounter with the evidence. Early human fossils are hunted, discovered, identified, excavated, collected, preserved, labeled, cleaned, reconstructed, drawn, fondled, photographed, cast, compared, measured, revered, pondered, published, and argued over endlessly. Fossils like Lucy have become a talisman of sorts, promising to reveal the deepest secrets of our existence. In Part II the authors profile over fifty of the most significant early human fossils ever found. Each specimen is displayed in color and at actual size, most of them in multiple views. With them the authors present the cultural accoutrements associated with the fossils: stone tools which evidence increasing sophistication over time, the earliest stone, clay, and ivory art objects, and the culminating achievement of the dawn of human consciousness - the magnificent rock and cave paintings of Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Americas
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johanson, Donald C
Dewey number
573.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.J57 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1996 M-588
  • GN 281
NLM item number
J65f 1996
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Edgar, Blake
  • Brill, David L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human evolution
  • Fossil hominids
  • Australopithecines
  • Lucy (Prehistoric hominid)
  • Hominidae
  • Fossils
  • Anthropology, Physical
  • Paleontology
  • Homme
  • Homme fossile
  • Australopithèques
  • Australopithecines
  • Fossil hominids
  • Human evolution
  • Lucy (Prehistoric hominid)
  • Evolution
Label
From Lucy to language, Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar ; principal photography, David Brill
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Peter N. Nevraumont book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-268) 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
pt. 1. Central issues of paleoanthropology -- What is a human? -- Evidence -- Ancestors -- Lineages -- Migration -- Diversity -- Anatomy -- Society -- Bipedalism -- Customs -- Culture -- Imponderables -- pt. 2. Encountering the evidence -- Australopithecines -- Homo -- Paleolithic technology -- Appendix 1: Type specimens for hominid species -- Appendix 2: Hominid fossil and archeological sites
Control code
ocm35085046
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780684810232
Lccn
96031576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35085046
  • (OCoLC)35085046
Label
From Lucy to language, Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar ; principal photography, David Brill
Link
Publication
Note
"A Peter N. Nevraumont book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-268) 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
pt. 1. Central issues of paleoanthropology -- What is a human? -- Evidence -- Ancestors -- Lineages -- Migration -- Diversity -- Anatomy -- Society -- Bipedalism -- Customs -- Culture -- Imponderables -- pt. 2. Encountering the evidence -- Australopithecines -- Homo -- Paleolithic technology -- Appendix 1: Type specimens for hominid species -- Appendix 2: Hominid fossil and archeological sites
Control code
ocm35085046
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780684810232
Lccn
96031576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35085046
  • (OCoLC)35085046

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