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The Emergence of Humans: An Exploration of the Evolutionary Timeline

Ash, Patricia and Robinson, David J. (2010). The Emergence of Humans: An Exploration of the Evolutionary Timeline. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd..

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The Emergence of Humans is an accessible, informative introduction to the scientific study of human evolution. It takes the reader through time following the emergence of the modern human species from primate roots. Acknowledging the controversey surrounding the interpretation of the fossil record, the authors present a balanced approach in an effort to do justice to different views.

Each chapter covers a significant time period of evolutionary history and includes relevant techniques from other disciplines that have applications to the field of human evolution. Self-assessment questions linked to learning outcomes are provided for each chapter, together with further reading and reference to key sources in the primary literature.

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2010 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
ISBN: 0-470-01313-3, 978-0-470-01313-7
Academic Unit/Department: Other Departments > Student Services
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Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Biomedical Research Network (BRN)
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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Item ID: 27713
Depositing User: David Robinson
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 12:06
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 10:01
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