African Biogeography, Climate Change, and Human Evolution

African Biogeography, Climate Change, and Human Evolution

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This interdisciplinary book interprets early human evolution in the context of the local ecology and specific habitats. It assesses carefully the possible role of climate change in driving early human evolution. Bringing an ecological and biogeographic perspective to recent fossil finds, the book provides a new synthesis of ideas on hominid evolution. It will be a valuable resource for researchers in physical, biological, or paleoanthropology, evolutionary biology or biogeography.show more

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  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 180 x 256 x 30mm | 1,020.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 86 b/w figures
  • 019511437X
  • 9780195114379

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This book is an honest attempt to pool the available information and to identify areas where the data are still insufficient. * The Holocene * This volume on paleoantropology is a welcome departure from the traditional focus on the morphology, taxonomy, and phylogeny of early hominids. It is the result of a Wenner-Gren symposium organized to better understand early hominids within an ecological and adaptive framework. . . .The editors are to be congratulated for deomonstrating the value of bringing togeter a wide variety of specialists, including geologists, ecologists, paleontologists, evolutionary theorists and hominid systematists. * The Quarterly Review of Biology *show more

Table of contents

PART I. THEORY ; PART II. GEOLOGY, ECOLOGY, AND BIOGEOGRAPHY ; PART III. FOSSIL FAUNAS ; PART IV. HOMINID EVOLUTIONshow more

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