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Early Humans
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816059667
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5966-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 12/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 569
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 152

Summary

The human species is relatively new to the planet in geologic terms. With origins reaching back only a few million years, the rise of humans from primate ancestors is a remarkable evolutionary success story. Early Humans traces the beginnings of the human species, its success and adaptability, and the development of such innovations as human language and culture. In exploring human origins, provocative questions arise concerning the human species: how are we different from each other, is there a biological basis for race, and what does the future hold for human evolution?

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Appendixes. Index.

About the Author(s)

Thom Holmes is a writer specializing in natural history subjects and dinosaurs. He is noted for his expertise on the early history of dinosaur science in America. He was the publications director of The Dinosaur Society for six years and the editor of its newsletter, Dino Times, the world’s only monthly publication devoted to news about dinosaur discoveries. It was through the society and his work with the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia that Holmes developed widespread contacts and working relationships with paleontologists and paleo-artists throughout the world.

Reviews and Awards

"...well-written...an excellent choice for students interested in learning about human origins."


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