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The Resource The real planet of the apes : a new story of human origins, David R. Begun

The real planet of the apes : a new story of human origins, David R. Begun

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The real planet of the apes : a new story of human origins
Title
The real planet of the apes
Title remainder
a new story of human origins
Statement of responsibility
David R. Begun
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Was Darwin wrong when he traced our origins to Africa? The Real Planet of the Apes makes the explosive claim that it was in Europe, not Africa, where apes evolved the most important hallmarks of our human lineage--such as dexterous hands and larger brains. In this compelling and accessible book, David Begun, one of the world's leading paleoanthropologists, transports readers to an epoch in the remote past when the Earth was home to many migratory populations of ape species. Drawing on the latest astonishing discoveries in the fossil record as well as his own experiences conducting field expeditions across Europe and Asia, Begun provides a sweeping evolutionary history of great apes and humans. He tells the story of how one of the earliest members of our evolutionary group--a new kind of primate called Proconsul--evolved from lemur-like monkeys in the primeval forests of Africa. Begun vividly describes how, over the next ten million years, these hominoids expanded into Europe and Asia and evolved climbing and hanging adaptations, longer maturation times, and larger brains, setting the stage for the emergence of humans."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Begun, David R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.B435 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human beings
  • Apes
  • Fossil hominids
  • Hominids
  • Human evolution
  • Mammals
  • Human evolution
  • Mammals
Label
The real planet of the apes : a new story of human origins, David R. Begun
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The early years -- Out of Africa : Afropithecus and friends -- Out in the world : early apes spread in Europe -- Home again : the new Afro-European apes -- The big East-West divide -- East side story : our cousins Sivapithecus and the orangutans -- West side story : the African apes of Europe -- The descendants of Dryopithecus -- Back to Africa again
Control code
920541382
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780691149240
Lccn
2015947083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691149240
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)920541382
Label
The real planet of the apes : a new story of human origins, David R. Begun
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The early years -- Out of Africa : Afropithecus and friends -- Out in the world : early apes spread in Europe -- Home again : the new Afro-European apes -- The big East-West divide -- East side story : our cousins Sivapithecus and the orangutans -- West side story : the African apes of Europe -- The descendants of Dryopithecus -- Back to Africa again
Control code
920541382
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780691149240
Lccn
2015947083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691149240
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)920541382

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