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by Martin Meredith

Download Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life eBook
ISBN:
1868423646
Author:
Martin Meredith
Category:
Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Jonathan Ball Publishers SA; Export edition (March 1, 2011)
Pages:
256 pages
EPUB book:
1899 kb
FB2 book:
1303 kb
DJVU:
1984 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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288


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Africa does not give up its secrets easily. Buried there lie answers about the origins of humankind and the dawn of civilisation

Africa does not give up its secrets easily. Buried there lie answers about the origins of humankind and the dawn of civilisation. Through a century of archaeological investigation, scientists have transformed our understanding of the beginnings of human life, although vital clues still remain hidden.

Xxiv, 230 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : 25 cm. Chronicles the efforts of anthropologists, archeologists, and other scientists to uncover the many mysteries of human origins. Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index. The valley of wild sisal - Dart's child - Broom's triumph - White African - Dear boy - Handy man - Koobi Fora - Hadar - Laetoli - Bones of contention - Turkana boy - A dance through time - New frontiers - Little foot - Prototypes. Buried there lie answers about the origins of humankind. After a century of investigation, scientists have transformed our understanding about the beginnings of human life. But vital clues still remain hidden.

Born in Africa" was more than just another run through the origins of humans. Other books I have read began with the earliest remains.

He does not wander around the world discussing other archelogical finds, but those other finds are referenced in the book. The book is a page turner, I couldn't put it down. Born in Africa" was more than just another run through the origins of humans. It reads like a mystery novel uncovering the plot.

He has written several books on Africa and its modern history

He has written several books on Africa and its modern history.

Born in Africa: The Quest for the Origins of Human Life. Africa does not give up its secrets easily. He relates the intense rivalries, personal feuds and fierce controversies that shaped the study and perception of Africa, and recounts the feats of skill and endurance that have illuminated thousands of years of human evolution. The results have been momentous.

The results have been momentous. Scientists have identified more than twenty species of extinct humans. They have firmly established Africa as the birthplace not only of humankind but also of modern humans.

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