The Wisdom of the Bones: In Search of Human Origins

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Walker, Alan; Walker, Shipman
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Walker, Alan; Walker, Shipman
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Descripción Random House USA Inc, United States, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Vintage Books ed.. 201 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A remarkable discovery was made a decade ago on a dig in northern Kenya. When all the bone and skull fragments were painstakingly pieced together, they revealed the nearly complete skeleton of a teenage male (nicknamed Nariokotome boy, after a nearby sand river). Faced with the best-ever specimen of Homo erectus - a species long identified as the proverbial missing link between apes and humans - paleoanthropologist Alan Walker embarked on a long-term investigation of that species s nature. In this book, telling the story of that inquiry, he introduces us to his ever surprising, deeply engrossing world. Walker examines even the tiniest of bones and the subtlest of clues in his analysis. He first recounts the story of the more-than-century-long search for the missing link, a bizarre and compelling saga made up of brilliant science and speculative nonsense. Then he builds, step-by-step, on some of his predecessors assumptions, and he challenges others, using state-of-the-art techniques to reveal the truth. In Walker s hands the bones reveal an amazing amount of information about the Nariokotome boy s anatomy and the way he lived. We watch as Walker deduces from the evidence that community and cooperation were already very important at this stage of human evolution; that the boy was modern in climatic adaptation and locomotion yet archaic in growth pattern; and that the boy could not speak. In Walker s final assessment this last insight becomes the most important one. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780679747833

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Descripción Random House USA Inc, United States, 1997. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Vintage Books ed.. 201 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A remarkable discovery was made a decade ago on a dig in northern Kenya. When all the bone and skull fragments were painstakingly pieced together, they revealed the nearly complete skeleton of a teenage male (nicknamed Nariokotome boy, after a nearby sand river). Faced with the best-ever specimen of Homo erectus - a species long identified as the proverbial missing link between apes and humans - paleoanthropologist Alan Walker embarked on a long-term investigation of that species s nature. In this book, telling the story of that inquiry, he introduces us to his ever surprising, deeply engrossing world. Walker examines even the tiniest of bones and the subtlest of clues in his analysis. He first recounts the story of the more-than-century-long search for the missing link, a bizarre and compelling saga made up of brilliant science and speculative nonsense. Then he builds, step-by-step, on some of his predecessors assumptions, and he challenges others, using state-of-the-art techniques to reveal the truth. In Walker s hands the bones reveal an amazing amount of information about the Nariokotome boy s anatomy and the way he lived. We watch as Walker deduces from the evidence that community and cooperation were already very important at this stage of human evolution; that the boy was modern in climatic adaptation and locomotion yet archaic in growth pattern; and that the boy could not speak. In Walker s final assessment this last insight becomes the most important one. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780679747833

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Descripción Random House USA Inc, 1997. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780679747833

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Descripción Vintage, 1997. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Fascinating. . . . As engaging an explanation of how scientists study fossil bones as any I have ever read." --John R. Alden, Philadelphia Inquirer In 1984 a team of paleoanthropologists on a dig in northern Kenya found something extraordinary: a nearly complete skeleton of Homo erectus, a creature that lived 1.5 million years ago and is widely thought to be the missing link between apes and humans. The remains belonged to a tall, rangy adolescent male. The researchers called him "Nariokotome boy." In this immensely lively book, Alan Walker, one of the lead researchers, and his wife and fellow scientist Pat Shipman tell the story of that epochal find and reveal what it tells us about our earliest ancestors. We learn that Nariokotome boy was a highly social predator who walked upright but lacked the capacity for speech. In leading us to these conclusions, The Wisdom of the Bones also offers an engaging chronicle of the hundred-year-long search for a "missing link," a saga of folly, heroicdedication, and inspired science. "Brilliantly captures [an] intellectual odyssey. . . . One of the finest examples of a practicing scientist writing for a popular audience." --Portland Oregonian "A vivid insider's perspective on the global efforts to document our own ancestry."--Richard E. Leakey. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0679747834

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Descripción Vintage. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. 368 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.3in. x 0.8in.Fascinating. . . . As engaging an explanation of how scientists study fossil bones as any I have ever read. --John R. Alden, Philadelphia InquirerIn 1984 a team of paleoanthropologists on a dig in northern Kenya found something extraordinary: a nearly complete skeleton of Homo erectus, a creature that lived 1. 5 million years ago and is widely thought to be the missing link between apes and humans. The remains belonged to a tall, rangy adolescent male. The researchers called him Nariokotome boy. In this immensely lively book, Alan Walker, one of the lead researchers, and his wife and fellow scientist Pat Shipman tell the story of that epochal find and reveal what it tells us about our earliest ancestors. We learn that Nariokotome boy was a highly social predator who walked upright but lacked the capacity for speech. In leading us to these conclusions, The Wisdom of the Bones also offers an engaging chronicle of the hundred-year-long search for a missing link, a saga of folly, heroic dedication, and inspired science. Brilliantly captures an intellectual odyssey. . . . One of the finest examples of a practicing scientist writing for a popular audience. --Portland Oregonian A vivid insiders perspective on the global efforts to document our own ancestry. --Richard E. Leakey This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780679747833

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Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 134mm x 20mm x 204mm. Paperback. "Fascinating. . . . As engaging an explanation of how scientists study fossil bones as any I have ever read." ?John R. Alden, Philadelphia InquirerIn 1984 a team of paleoa.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 366 pages. 0.345. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780679747833

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