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The Resource The last human : a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans, created by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak ; text by Esteban Sarmiento, G.J. Sawyer, and Richard Milner ; with contributions by Donald C. Johanson, Maeve Leakey, and Ian Tattersall

The last human : a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans, created by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak ; text by Esteban Sarmiento, G.J. Sawyer, and Richard Milner ; with contributions by Donald C. Johanson, Maeve Leakey, and Ian Tattersall

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The last human : a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans
Title
The last human
Title remainder
a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans
Statement of responsibility
created by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak ; text by Esteban Sarmiento, G.J. Sawyer, and Richard Milner ; with contributions by Donald C. Johanson, Maeve Leakey, and Ian Tattersall
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book tells the story of human evolution, the epic of Homo sapiens and its colorful precursors and relatives. The story begins in Africa, six to seven million years ago, and encompasses twenty-two known human species, of which Homo sapiens is the sole survivor. Illustrated with spectacular, three-dimensional scientific reconstructions portrayed in their natural habitat - the result of creative collaboration between physical anthropologist G.J. Sawyer of the American Museum of Natural History and paleoartist Viktor Deak, in consultation with experts from around the world - the book is both a guide to extinct human species and an astonishing hominid family photo album."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLM
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Sarmiento, Esteban E
Dewey number
569.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN282
LC item number
.S27 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 I-505
  • GN 282
NLM item number
S188L 2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sawyer, G. J.
  • Milner, Richard
  • Deak, Viktor
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fossil hominids
  • Human evolution
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Human beings
  • Hominidae
  • Biological Evolution
  • Fossils
  • Humans
  • Paleontology
  • Fosil yakıtlar
  • İnsanoğlu
  • Paleantropoloji
  • İnsanoğlu
Label
The last human : a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans, created by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak ; text by Esteban Sarmiento, G.J. Sawyer, and Richard Milner ; with contributions by Donald C. Johanson, Maeve Leakey, and Ian Tattersall
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Publication
Note
"A Peter N. Nevraumont book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 251) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ardipithecus ramidus and kadabba
  • Omo, Lake Turkana, and Awash basins and the appearance of the human lineage.
  • A much welcomed visit : Australopithecus anamensis.
  • We are family : Kenyanthropus platyops.
  • The first nomad? Australopithecus afarensis.
  • Dispatching a mortal enemy : Paranthropus aethiopicus.
  • The first tool-using scavenger? Australopithecus garhi
  • The South African fossil caves sites.
  • The animal trap : Australopithecus africanus.
  • To live and die on the high veldt : Paranthropus robustus/crassidens
  • Foreword
  • Back to the East African Great Rift Valley and the appearance of Homo.
  • A two leg advantage : Homo rudolfensis.
  • The luck of the Pygmy : Homo habilis.
  • In the shadow of man : Paranthropus boisei.
  • When opportunity knocks : Homo ergaster
  • From Africa to Asia?
  • A handful of know-how : Homo georgicus.
  • Eve without Adam : Homo erectus.
  • A winter night's desperation : Homo pekinensis.
  • An island sunset for the little people : Homo floresiensis
  • by Donald C. Johanson
  • Africa, Europe, and then the world.
  • The ultimate competitor : Homo antecessor.
  • How to grow a sugarplum tree : Homo rhodesiensis.
  • Greed and equality : Homo heidelbergensis.
  • Hunters and hunted : Homo neanderthalensis
  • Then there was one.
  • Homo sapiens
  • Afterword
  • by Meave Leakey
  • Appendix 1.
  • We were not alone. Introduction
  • The search for faces of the past
  • by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak
  • Appendix 2.
  • Portraits of prehistory : imaging our ancestors
  • by Richard Milner
  • by Ian Tattersall
  • The earliest African hominids.
  • Morning encounters.
  • Sahelanthropus tchadensis.
  • Orrorin tuganensis.
Control code
ocm71164001
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780300100471
Lccn
2006928034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Stock number
66516
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71164001
  • (OCoLC)71164001
Label
The last human : a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans, created by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak ; text by Esteban Sarmiento, G.J. Sawyer, and Richard Milner ; with contributions by Donald C. Johanson, Maeve Leakey, and Ian Tattersall
Link
Publication
Note
"A Peter N. Nevraumont book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 251) 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
  • Ardipithecus ramidus and kadabba
  • Omo, Lake Turkana, and Awash basins and the appearance of the human lineage.
  • A much welcomed visit : Australopithecus anamensis.
  • We are family : Kenyanthropus platyops.
  • The first nomad? Australopithecus afarensis.
  • Dispatching a mortal enemy : Paranthropus aethiopicus.
  • The first tool-using scavenger? Australopithecus garhi
  • The South African fossil caves sites.
  • The animal trap : Australopithecus africanus.
  • To live and die on the high veldt : Paranthropus robustus/crassidens
  • Foreword
  • Back to the East African Great Rift Valley and the appearance of Homo.
  • A two leg advantage : Homo rudolfensis.
  • The luck of the Pygmy : Homo habilis.
  • In the shadow of man : Paranthropus boisei.
  • When opportunity knocks : Homo ergaster
  • From Africa to Asia?
  • A handful of know-how : Homo georgicus.
  • Eve without Adam : Homo erectus.
  • A winter night's desperation : Homo pekinensis.
  • An island sunset for the little people : Homo floresiensis
  • by Donald C. Johanson
  • Africa, Europe, and then the world.
  • The ultimate competitor : Homo antecessor.
  • How to grow a sugarplum tree : Homo rhodesiensis.
  • Greed and equality : Homo heidelbergensis.
  • Hunters and hunted : Homo neanderthalensis
  • Then there was one.
  • Homo sapiens
  • Afterword
  • by Meave Leakey
  • Appendix 1.
  • We were not alone. Introduction
  • The search for faces of the past
  • by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak
  • Appendix 2.
  • Portraits of prehistory : imaging our ancestors
  • by Richard Milner
  • by Ian Tattersall
  • The earliest African hominids.
  • Morning encounters.
  • Sahelanthropus tchadensis.
  • Orrorin tuganensis.
Control code
ocm71164001
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780300100471
Lccn
2006928034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
Stock number
66516
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71164001
  • (OCoLC)71164001

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