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The origin of humankind

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This edition published in by BasicBooks in New York.

Written in English

171 pages

“The name Leakey is synonymous with the study of human origins,” wrote The New York Times. The renowned family of paleontologists—Louis Leakey, Mary Leakey, and their son Richard Leakey—has vastly expanded our understanding of human evolution. The Origin of Humankind is Richard Leakey’s personal view of the development of Homo Sapiens. At the heart of his new picture of evolution is the introduction of a heretical notion: once the first apes walked upright, the evolution of modern humans became possible and perhaps inevitable. From this one evolutionary step comes all the other evolutionary refinements and distinctions that set the human race apart from the apes. In fascinating sections on how and why modern humans developed a social organization, culture, and personal behavior, Leakey has much of interest to say about the development of art, language, and human consciousness.

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“The name Leakey is synonymous with the study of human origins,” wrote The New York Times. The renowned family of paleontologists—Louis Leakey, Mary Leakey, and their son Richard Leakey—has vastly expanded our understanding of human evolution. The Origin of Humankind is Richard Leakey’s personal view of the development of Homo Sapiens. At the heart of his new picture of evolution is the introduction of a heretical notion: once the first apes walked upright, the evolution of modern humans became possible and perhaps inevitable. From this one evolutionary step comes all the other evolutionary refinements and distinctions that set the human race apart from the apes. In fascinating sections on how and why modern humans developed a social organization, culture, and personal behavior, Leakey has much of interest to say about the development of art, language, and human consciousness.

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Library of Congress GN281 .L39 1994
Dewey 573.2

Table of Contents

PREFACE
THE ORIGIN OF HUMANKIND
CHAPTER 1 THE FIRST HUMANS
CHAPTER 2 A CROWDED FAMILY
CHAPTER 3 A DIFFERENT KIND OF HUMAN
CHAPTER 4 MAN THE NOBLE HUNTER?
CHAPTER 5 THE ORIGIN OF MODERN HUMANS
CHAPTER 6 THE LANGUAGE OF ART
CHAPTER 7 THE ART OF LANGUAGE
CHAPTER 8 THE ORIGIN OF MIND
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READINGS

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-164) and index.

Series
Science masters series

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
573.2
Library of Congress
GN281 .L39 1994

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xvi, 171 p. :
Number of pages
171
Dimensions
26 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1080151M
Internet Archive
originofhumankin00leak
ISBN 10
0465031358
LC Control Number
94003617
Library Thing
52835
Goodreads
567706

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