The Wisdom of Bones: In Search of Human Origins

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Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1996 - 270 pagina's
A groundbreaking book which leading on from the discovery of Homo Erectus, that this being was an animal trapped in a human body and had mastered the trick of growing a large brain. But to Walker's surprise the being was speechless, challenging the existing theory that the language acquisition marks the origins of man.

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THE WISDOM OF THE BONES: In Search of Human Origins

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``I am striving to see the human animal in the right perspective.'' So says paleoanthropologist Walker in the first person, although the text of this first-rate exposition was actually penned by ... Volledige review lezen

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Over de auteur (1996)

Alan Walker is Professor of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. A Royal Society and MacArthur Fellow, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1996, he won the Rhône-Poulenc Prize for THE WISDOM OF THE BONES.

Pat Shipman is Professor of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has won many awards for her writing, including the 1997 Rhône-Poulenc Prize for THE WISDOM OF THE BONES and the Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Science for TAKING WING, which was also a finalist for the LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK AWARD and a NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR in 1998.

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