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The strange case of the rickety Cossack : and other cautionary tales from human evolution, Ian Tattersall

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The strange case of the rickety Cossack : and other cautionary tales from human evolution
Title
The strange case of the rickety Cossack
Title remainder
and other cautionary tales from human evolution
Statement of responsibility
Ian Tattersall
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In his new book human paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall argues that a long tradition of "human exceptionalism" in paleoanthropology has distorted the picture of human evolution. Drawing partly on his own career-- from young scientist in awe of his elders to crotchety elder statesman-- Tattersall offers an idiosyncratic look at the competitive world of paleoanthropology, beginning with Charles Darwin 150 years ago, and continuing through the Leakey dynasty in Africa, and concluding with the latest astonishing findings in the Caucasus. With tact and humor, Tattersall concludes that we are not the perfected products of natural processes, but instead the result of substantial doses of random happenstance"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tattersall, Ian
Dewey number
599.93/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.T374 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Human evolution
  • Fossil hominids
Target audience
adult
Label
The strange case of the rickety Cossack : and other cautionary tales from human evolution, Ian Tattersall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lemurs and the delights of fieldwork -- Humankind's place in nature -- People get a fossil record -- Neanderthals and man-apes -- The synthesis and Handy Man -- Evolutionary refinements -- The gilded age -- Meanwhile, back at the museum ... -- Turkana, the Afar, and Dmanisi -- Molecules and midgets -- Neanderthals, DNA, and creativity -- Why does it matter how we evolved?
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781137278890
Lccn
2014038032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illlustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)889523591
  • 553293
  • (OCoLC)ocn889523591
  • 553293
Label
The strange case of the rickety Cossack : and other cautionary tales from human evolution, Ian Tattersall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lemurs and the delights of fieldwork -- Humankind's place in nature -- People get a fossil record -- Neanderthals and man-apes -- The synthesis and Handy Man -- Evolutionary refinements -- The gilded age -- Meanwhile, back at the museum ... -- Turkana, the Afar, and Dmanisi -- Molecules and midgets -- Neanderthals, DNA, and creativity -- Why does it matter how we evolved?
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781137278890
Lccn
2014038032
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
black and white illlustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)889523591
  • 553293
  • (OCoLC)ocn889523591
  • 553293

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