The Genesis Chronicles: The Evolution of Humankind

The Genesis Chronicles: The Evolution of Humankind


By (author) Glen McBride

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 28mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 1865081086
  • ISBN 13: 9781865081083
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

One scientist's conjecture about key events in various stages of the evolution of humankind from Ramepithecus to Homo Sapiens Sapiens, at times controversial but always thought-provoking.

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Author information

Glen McBride is a retired Professor of Animal Behaviour. He explains his Chronicles with detailed scientific background material, drawing on his long and distinguished career as an ethnobiologist.

Table of contents

Preface..1 After Eden: in quest of our human beginnings..The Chronicles of Ramapithecus and Australopithecus: The Beginning..2 The first step..3 Tiny: triumphantly upright against all odds..4 Groomer discovers the joy and fruits of sex..5 From ape to hominid: our first ancestors..The Chronicles of Homo habilis..6 Spearman and the dance of the fawn..7 Handsigner's story..8 Stroker follows her heart..9 The first language..The Chronicles of Homo erectus..10 Fireboy's magnificent obsession..11 Sensi the toolmaker - designer and trader..12 Wulu the firemaker..13 New skills for new people..The Chronicles of Homo sapiens..14 Stories in the dark..15 Roo - Dreamer of dreams and mother of gods..16 Words, gods and humanity..The Chronicles of Homo sapiens sapiens..17 Sharptools - whose arrows killed mammoths..18 Thr