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The Resource Missing links : in search of human origins, John Reader ; [foreword by Andrew Hill]

Missing links : in search of human origins, John Reader ; [foreword by Andrew Hill]

Label
Missing links : in search of human origins
Title
Missing links
Title remainder
in search of human origins
Statement of responsibility
John Reader ; [foreword by Andrew Hill]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
[Publisher-supplied data] This is the story of the search for humanity's origins--from the Middle Ages, when questions of the earth's antiquity first began to arise, through to the latest genetic discoveries that show the interrelatedness of all living creatures. Central to the story is the part played by fossils--first, in establishing the age of the Earth; then, following Darwin, in the pursuit of possible "Missing Links" that would establish whether or not humans and chimpanzees share a common ancestor. John Reader's lifelong passion for this quest--palaeoanthropology--began when he reported on the celebrated "Lucy" finds in Ethiopia, for Life Magazine. Drawing on both historic and recent research, he tells the fascinating story of the science as it has developed from the activities of a few dedicated individuals, into the rigorous multidisciplinary work of today. His arresting photographs give a unique insight into the fossils, the discoverers, and the settings. His vivid narrative reveals both the context in which our ancestors evolved, and also the realities confronting the modern scientist. The story he tells is peopled by eccentrics and enthusiasts, and punctuated by controversy and even fraud. It is a celebration of discoveries--Neanderthal Man in the 1850s, Java Man (1891), Australopithecus (1925), Peking Man (1926), Homo habilis (1964) and beyond. It is a story of fragmentary shards of evidence, and the competing interpretations built upon them. And it is a tale of scientific breakthroughs--dating technology, genetics and molecular biology--that have enabled us to set the fossil evidence in the context of human evolution
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reader, John
Dewey number
569.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
GN282
LC item number
.R42 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 F-821
  • GN 282
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hill, Andrew P
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fossil hominids
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Anthropology, Prehistoric
  • Paleontology
  • Anthropology
  • Hominidae
  • Fossils
  • Biological Evolution
  • Anthropology, Prehistoric
  • Fossil hominids
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Paläanthropologie
  • Hominisation
  • Erforschung
  • Forhistorisk tid
  • Antropologi
  • Arkeologi
  • Fossil hominids
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Anthropology, Prehistoric
Label
Missing links : in search of human origins, John Reader ; [foreword by Andrew Hill]
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous eds. published as: Missing links : the hunt for earliest man
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-523) 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
Time and place -- The meaning of fossils -- Nothing so rare -- Neanderthal man (1857) -- Neanderthals and modern humans -- Java man (1891) -- Piltdown man (1912) -- Australopithecus africanus (1925) -- Peking man (1926) -- Australopithecus substantiated (1936) -- Zinjanthropus boisei (1959) -- Tools -- Homo habilis (1964) -- 1470 (1972) and the oldest man -- Australopithecus afarensis (1978) -- Footprints -- Ardipithecus ramidus (1994 & 2009)
Control code
ocn707267298
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Enlarged and updated ed..
Extent
xvii, 538 pages
Isbn
9780199276851
Lccn
2011934689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199276851
  • (OCoLC)707267298
Label
Missing links : in search of human origins, John Reader ; [foreword by Andrew Hill]
Link
Publication
Note
Previous eds. published as: Missing links : the hunt for earliest man
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-523) 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
Time and place -- The meaning of fossils -- Nothing so rare -- Neanderthal man (1857) -- Neanderthals and modern humans -- Java man (1891) -- Piltdown man (1912) -- Australopithecus africanus (1925) -- Peking man (1926) -- Australopithecus substantiated (1936) -- Zinjanthropus boisei (1959) -- Tools -- Homo habilis (1964) -- 1470 (1972) and the oldest man -- Australopithecus afarensis (1978) -- Footprints -- Ardipithecus ramidus (1994 & 2009)
Control code
ocn707267298
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Enlarged and updated ed..
Extent
xvii, 538 pages
Isbn
9780199276851
Lccn
2011934689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199276851
  • (OCoLC)707267298

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