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Titre : The Wisdom of the Bones: In Search of Human ...
Éditeur : Knopf
Date d'édition : 1996
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : Fine
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : 1st Edition.
First Edition (first printing). An analysis of the "missing link" based on the discovery of Homo Erectus bone and skull fragments in Kenya by this paleoanthropolist and his wife. Fine/Fine. Inscribed by the authors of the half title page, as follows: "For Larry Owens, a most avid book collector. Regards, Pat Shipman Alan Walker.". N° de réf. du libraire 72470
Synopsis : 8 pages of photographs and 13 illustrations in text
Critique: Traveling to the desolate rock-strewn deserts of northen Kenya, where the temperature can hit a brutal and dry 130 degrees, would be enough of a trip, but scientist Alan Walker also takes us on a trip in time, far back in time, where we meet a boy who will help to re-write the story of our human ancestors. The mysterious boy, whose skeleton is the best specimen of Homo Erectus, the species long considered the proverbial missing link between apes and humans, lived more than a million years ago. But in the hands of scientists whose skill is only matched by their curiosity, his bones talk to us today. A highly readable account which shows how paleoanthropologists, in work both painstaking and exciting, reach conclusions about the day-to-day life of the ancestors of modern man.
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