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Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions

By (author) Bernard Wood
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 3rd Nov 2005
Dimensions: w 111mm h 174mm d 9mm
Weight: 129g
ISBN-10: 0192803603
ISBN-13: 9780192803603
Barcode No: 9780192803603
Synopsis
This Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the latest fossil finds. Although concentrating on the fossil evidence for human evolution, it also covers the latest genetic evidence about regional variations in the modern human genome that relate to our evolutionary history. Bernard Wood draws on over thirty years of experience to provide an insider's view of the field and some of the personalities in it, and demonstrates that our understanding of human evolution is critically dependent on advances in related sciences such as paleoclimatology, geochronology, systematics, genetics, and developmental biology. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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