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Published: 03 November 2005

144 Pages | tables and line drawings


ISBN: 9780192803603

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Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

Bernard Wood

Very Short Introductions

  • The most up-to-date introduction to the subject available, includes Homo floresiensis (nick-named 'the Hobbit')
  • Explains where modern humans fit in the Tree of Life
  • Connects the fossil evidence with the genetic evidence
  • Wood provides an 'insiders view' of paleoanthropology, explaining how fossils are found, analyzed, and why they are interpreted in different ways
  • Includes lively sketches of the characters, past and present, in human evolution research
  • Explains the functions of geochronology and paleoclimatology