The Origin of Humankind

The Origin of Humankind

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The study of human origins can never stand still, as newfossils are constantlt being discovered and theories of the "ancestral tree" are being rejigged to accomodate the newcomers.Leakey has always been interested infar more than the mere physical features presentes by fosils, and here he is particularly concerned with non-tangiable attributes such as art, language and conciousness itself.show more

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  • Audio cassette
  • 107 x 139 x 16mm | 127g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Abridged
  • Abridged edition
  • 075281298X
  • 9780752812984

About Richard E. Leakey

Richard Leakey, the son of leading paleoanthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey, was Director of the National Museums of Kenya for twenty years and more recently has served his country in a more political role as Director of the Wildlife Service. He made the important discovery of the 'Turkana Boy', a virtually complete skeleton, and his popular books include Origins, The People of the Lake and The Making of Mankind. Sean Barrett narrated the BBC Modern History series, People's Century and appeared in television productions of Twelfth Night and Father Ted.show more