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Before the dawn

recovering the lost history of our ancestors

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This edition published in by Penguin Press in New York.

Written in English

312 pages

A history of humanity's ancient ancestry draws on ground-breaking scientific findings to offer insight into such debated issues as the evolution of language and race, the domestication of companion animals, and the defeat of the Neanderthals.

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Before the Dawn
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
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Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors
March 27, 2007, Penguin (Non-Classics)
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Work Description

Nicholas Wade's articles are a major reason why the science section has become the most popular, nationwide, in the New York Times. In his groundbreaking Before the Dawn, Wade reveals humanity's origins as never before—a journey made possible only recently by genetic science, whose incredible findings have answered such questions as: What was the first human language like? How large were the first societies, and how warlike were they? When did our ancestors first leave Africa, and by what route did they leave? By eloquently solving these and numerous other mysteries, Wade offers nothing less than a uniquely complete retelling of a story that began 500 centuries ago.

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TRAVEL BACK INTO THE HUMAN PAST, and the historical evidence is plentiful enough for the first couple of hundred years, then rapidly diminishes.
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Library of Congress GN281 .W33 2006
Dewey 599.93/8

Edition Description

A history of humanity's ancient ancestry draws on ground-breaking scientific findings to offer insight into such debated issues as the evolution of language and race, the domestication of companion animals, and the defeat of the Neanderthals.

Table of Contents

1.
Genetics & genesis -- -- 2.
Metamorphosis -- -- 3.
First words -- -- 4.
Eden -- -- 5.
Exodus -- -- 6.
Stasis -- -- 7.
Settlement -- -- 8.
Sociality -- -- 9.
Race -- -- 10.
Language -- -- 11.
History -- -- 12.
Evolution --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Credits --
Index --
About the author.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-296) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
599.93/8
Library of Congress
GN281 .W33 2006

The Physical Object

Pagination
312 p. :
Number of pages
312

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24751316M
Internet Archive
beforedawnrecove00wade
ISBN 10
1594200793
ISBN 13
9781594200793
LC Control Number
2005055293
OCLC/WorldCat
62282400

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