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Published: 26 January 2017

256 Pages | Approximately 20 black and white figures


ISBN: 9780198704522

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The Cradle of Humanity

How the changing landscape of Africa made us so smart

Mark Maslin

  • Sets the story of human evolution in the context of the East Africa's changing landscape and climate
  • Offers a radical new theory of how rapid climate change affected hominin brain development
  • Draws on evidence from a variety of disciplines, including palaeoclimatology, palaeoceanography, palaeoanthropology, geology, archaeology, and evolution
  • Presents key new ideas from the rapidly developing and often controversial field of human evolution
  • With a Foreword by Richard Leakey

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